H.E. the Spokesperson for the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohammed Al Khater gave an explanation about the evolution of the number of COVID-19 cases in the State of Qatar according to the date of the testing, where she made it clear that the committee's last press conference explained the reason for the rise of the indicator at some points due to a set of reasons, particularly the discovery of transitional chains in some areas between expats and the return of many travelers to the State of Qatar, as many of them were infected with the virus.
She pointed out that the graphs showed during last week the percentage of infection at the quarantine was much more than the percentage of infection outside the quarantine, which means that the cases discovered inside the quarantine are still much higher and constitute 72 percent of the cases discovered, adding that the percentage of infections outside the quarantine has risen to 26 percent compared to 16 percent from last time. She added that the information about 2 percent of cases are still not available and they will be updated.
H.E. Al Khater explained that the increase of infections percentage within the community was due to the increase of the percentage of testing, which is a healthy thing, pointing out that part of the infections is due to the lack of commitment of individuals to the precautionary measures, calling on everyone to adhere to all these procedures for their safety and their families as well.
Her Excellency pointed out that the graphs of the degree of infections are very reassuring as 90 percent of the cases are mild, adding that the cases of recovery are increasing, while the risk ratio and serious cases of infection are estimated at approximately 2 percent with about 20 cases left intensive care and 37 cases are still in intensive care.
Concerning the recorded six deaths, she explained that the main cause of death for two of the six cases was not COVID-19 infection, but other causes, as both cases were old and had chronic diseases. She added that the direct cause of death of the other four cases was COVID-19 infection.
She pointed out that 86 percent of infected people are male, and 14 percent are female.
Regarding recovery cases, she explained that more 77 percent of recovery cases are male and 22 percent are female, adding that 37 percent of recovery cases are between 25 and 34 years old.
Source: Qatar News Agency
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