Two more Covid-19 patient die in Qatar, 1,732 new confirmed cases reported today

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Qatar announced today the registration of 1,732 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 688 recovered cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 8,513. The  Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) also confirmed two new death cases due to the virus.

According to MoPH, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 42,213 and there are 33,679 active cases under treatment. So far, 21 people died from the virus in Qatar. The Ministry conducted 4,152 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 184,794 tests.

MoPH reported that the new deaths were a 55-year-old whose condition worsened after several days of illness and the second was a 38-year-old who was suffering from chronic diseases.. The Ministry offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the family of the deceased.

The Ministry added that during the last 24 hours, 16 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to complications resulting from the infection, bringing the total number of people currently in intensive care units to 177.

 

 

 

Health officials stated  that the new cases are due to expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to recording new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions. The new cases have been identified after conducting investigations by the research and investigation teams of the Ministry of Public Health that contributed to early detection of cases.

MoPH also stressed that cases of infection have also increased among citizens and residents as a result of contact with infected family members who had been infected in the workplace or through visits and family gatherings. The new confirmed cases of infection have been introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they receive the necessary healthcare according to the health status of each case.

It added that the high number of cases among citizens and residents is due to the lack of compliance with precautionary measures, the most important of which is social distancing. All the new infected cases are now being quarantined and are receiving the necessary medical care.

MoPH has also launched a community study to learn more about how the virus is transmitted within the community and about cases of infection that do not show symptoms of the disease. This is being done through the use of drive through testing centers, where invited participants complete a survey and have a test.

 

The Ministry stressed that the current period is considered to be the peak stage in the virus outbreak when numbers may continue to rise before they begin to stabilize and then gradually decline.

It further stated that the reasons for the high numbers of new cases are due to the Ministry's redoubling of its efforts in tracking the transitional chains of the virus and expanding the circle of searching for infected people through intensive and proactive investigations of large numbers of contacts with people who have been confirmed with the virus recently.

The number of daily tests conducted, as per MoPH, depends primarily on the number of contacts with individuals confirmed to be infected with the virus, as it conducts random checks in different places of the country as a proactive measure. The number of tests performed daily is not linked to the number of cases detected in terms of any rise or fall.

The Ministry urges the public to stay at home and not go out unless necessary. It also calls on everyone to adhere to precuationary measures and maintain physical distancing in work and public places.

Anyone who has symptoms of the virus are advised to contact the 16000 helpline immediately or go directly to one of the designated health centers for testing the virus. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.

​The four main testing centers include:

• Muaither Health Centre

• Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre

• Um Slal Health Centre; and

• Al Gharafa Health Centre

MoPH reminds all to use a face mask as recommended and avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting Covid-19. It advises any person who has symptoms of the disease to contact its dedicated hotline on 16000, or go to one of the centers for testing the virus, as the earlier the disease is detected, the easier it will be to recover from it. It also recommends that you visit its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions on the virus.

Source: Ministry of Public Health Qatar

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