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Posted On: 10 December 2020 10:30 pm
Updated On: 11 December 2020 09:19 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 41 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
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Did you know that this week saw 1 death due to COVID-19 in total and the maximum recoveries in a day were 228, while 117 was the least number of newly infected cases recorded on 8 December? We are in the second part of Phase 4 of the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions in Qatar and here are the latest updated weekly trends in terms of recoveries, new cases and deaths related to the current situation.

Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (3 December - 10 December 2020)

Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar
Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar

From 221 new confirmed cases reported on 3 December, the numbers decreased to 166 the next day, after which it further decreased to 140 on 5 December. The next day, 6 December, saw 125 new cases, followed by 178 and 117 on the next two consecutive days, before increasing to 150 on 9 December and 163 on 10 December, towards the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (3 December - 10 December 2020)

Daily recoveries in Qatar
Daily recoveries in Qatar

From 228 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 3 December, the numbers saw a sharp decrease to 131 on 4 December, following which it increased to 188, 216 and 218 on the next three days. The number of recoveries decreased to 214 on 8 December and stood at 173 the next day, before further decreasing to 152 on 10 December on Thursday.

Daily deaths in Qatar (3 December - 10 December 2020)

Daily deaths in Qatar
Daily deaths in Qatar

This week saw 1 death in total on 9 December.

Latest coronavirus updates in Qatar

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!