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Posted On: 24 September 2020 07:33 pm
Updated On: 24 September 2020 07:32 pm

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 30 Updates

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With our entrance into the second part of Phase 4 of the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions in Qatar, here are the latest updated weekly trends in terms of recoveries, new cases and deaths related to the current situation.

READ: Click here to read all about the second part of Phase 4 of the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (17 September - 24 September 2020)

From 244 new confirmed cases reported on 17 September, the numbers have steadily decreased on the consecutive 2 days, before increasing to 230 on 20 September. Following this, the numbers decreased slightly to 228 on 21 September and saw a spike in cases to 313 on 22 September. This week has seen a steady graph, with one spike before dropping to 258 and 250 on 23 September and 24 September respectively.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (17 September - 24 September 2020)

From 213 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 17 September, the numbers decreased to 209 on 18 September and increased drastically to 267 on 19 September. The number of recoveries decreased to 214 to 20 September. The number of recoveries increased to 237 on 21 September and decreased to 226 on 22 September, and increased to 240 and 257 towards the last two days of the week.

Daily deaths in Qatar (17 September - 24 September 2020)

From 0 deaths recorded on the first day of the week, 1 death was recorded on 18 September. Following this, 0 deaths were recorded on the next day, followed by 1 death on both 20, 21 and 23 September, respectively. The total number of deaths recorded at the end of the week, on 24 September were 0.

Coronavirus updates in Qatar over the week

Flattening the curve

  • Measures to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus and the number of new daily cases and hospital admissions is continuing to decline each week.
  • Qatar’s proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled us to identify a high number of positive cases in the community.
  • Qatar has one of the lowest coronavirus (COVID-19) death rates in the world. This is a result of:
    1. Qatar’s young population
    2. Proactive testing to identify cases early
    3. Expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care,  to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need
    4. Protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
  • Even though restrictions are being lifted, and the numbers are declining, this does not mean that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is finished in Qatar.
  • Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we may experience a second wave of the virus and see numbers increasing – there are already signs of this happening in other countries around the world.
  • Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable. ​

    What you can do to stay safe

    While the restrictions of coronavirus (COVID-19) are gradually being lifted in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following the following precautions:

    • Remain committed to social distancing.
    • Avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.
    • Wear a face mask as recommended when out of the house.
    • Wash hands with soap and water regularly; if not available use a sanitiser.
    • It is important that we continue to protect the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases and remind their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits.
    • Call the toll free 24/7 coronavirus hotline at 16000 for information or if you have COVID-19-like or 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.​ The four main testing centres are:
      1. Muaither Health Centre
      2. Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre
      3. Um Slal Health Centre
      4. Al Gharafa Health Centre

    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.

    When do you think the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will end in Qatar? Are you following all the SOPs? Do let us know your thoughts in our comments section. Do like and share the article - it keeps us going!