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Posted On: 1 October 2020 03:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 31 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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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 (24 September - 1 October 2020)

From 250 new confirmed cases reported on 24 September, the numbers have steadily decreased on the consecutive 2 days, before increasing to 234 on 27 September. Following this, the numbers decreased to 227 on 28 September and 222 on 29 September, before increasing to 227 on 30 September. This week has seen a steady graph, the number of cases at 199 on 1 October, towards the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (24 September - 1 October 2020)

From 257 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 24 September, the numbers decreased to 249 on 25 September and further decreased to 226 on 26 September. The number of recoveries then increased to 257 to 27 September. The number of recoveries saw a sharp decrease to 214 on 28 September and before increasing to 239 and 251 on 29 and 30 September respectively and decreased to 212 on 1 October.

Daily deaths in Qatar (24 September - 1 October 2020)

This week saw only 2 deaths, recorded on 26 September, with the rest of the days of the week seeing no deaths reported. Qatar has made great progress in curbing the coronavirus pandemic in the country, thanks to the efforts of the MoPH and the entire medical community.

Coronavirus updates in Qatar over the week

The MoPH recently added to its previous list and approved a total of 31 health centres for conducting COVID-19 swabs. To know the complete list of approved health centres, click here.

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!