Coronavirus: Most Covid-19 in Qatar in adults between 20 and 40

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Coronavirus: Most Covid-19 in Qatar in adults between 20 and 40

MOST COVID-19 IN QATAR IN ADULTS BETWEEN 20 AND 40

- The majority of cases are AMONG young adults between the ages of 20s and 40s

- 18 people in intensive care units

- The situation changes every day — mild cases may turn severe and severe cases may get shifted into ICU

- However, some cases shifted out of ICU

 

- In ICU, those with underlying conditions such as diabetics, heart and kidney ailments, and lung disease will require oxygen supplement

- Elderly COVID-19 patients and those who have been taking immunosuppressive drugs should be taken care of with utmost caution

The majority of the 549 people tested positive for coronavirus in Qatar are young adults between the ages of 20 and 40. While 43 people have recovered from the disease. At least 18 people are in intensive care units, with the situation changing every day.

However, a few have been shifted out of ICUs after their conditions improved.

People with underlying conditions such as diabetics, heart, kidney and lung problems, the elderly and those taking immunosuppressive drugs are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. They should they should not leave home for the time being.

"We are working to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and if we can implement preventive measures at individual and societal level for a period of four weeks, we will see a significant decline in the number of cases," said Hamad Medical Corporation's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Abdullatif al Khal.

A Ministry of Commerce and Industry official said the ministry would allow companies to use the wage protection system to let their employees send money to their homes if they wish.

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