The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has just announced the registration of 1,199 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of positive cases in Qatar to date to 90,778 and has stated that 1,582 more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of people that have recovered in Qatar to 73,083. Unfortunately, 5 new deaths have also been reported bring the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to date in Qatar to 104.
The Ministry states that, in the last 24 hours, 7 new cases were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of critical cases that are currently in intensive care to 219.
The Ministry explains that the new cases had the virus transmitted to them from people who had been previously infected, as the MoPH continues to conduct investigative and proactive testing, which contributes to early detection of cases.
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.
The Ministry states that the deaths recorded today were receiving the necessary medical care, and were for people aged 57, 58, 77, 85 and 93 years old. The MoPH extends its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The Ministry confirms that efforts to tackle the COVID-19 virus in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the virus by a large percentage thanks to the decisions of the ban, the preventive measures taken, and the awareness and cooperation of all members of society, and that there are relatively low average numbers in relation to the recorded cases of new hospital admissions.
The MoPH states that Qatar has now started to overcome the peak stage of the virus outbreak with the spread of the virus, thanks to the measures and measures taken by the state to address it, in addition to the commitment of the community members to the recommendations and preventive instructions, the most important of which are social separation, staying at home, not going out except for necessity and not mixing.
The Ministry reminds people to use a face mask as recommended and avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting the virus. The Ministry also stresses the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits.
The Ministry also recommends that you regularly visit the MoPH website to view the latest information and instructions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the most up-to-date guidance on how to stay safe.
Call the toll free 24/7 coronavirus hotline at 16000 for information or if you have flu-like symptoms. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
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