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Posted On: 8 October 2020 04:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 32 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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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.

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 (1 October - 8 October 2020)

From 199 new confirmed cases reported on 1 October, the numbers have increased to 205 the following day, before decreasing to 175 and 159 on the consecutive 2 days. The number of new cases increased to 194 and 251 on the next two days on 5 October and 6 October, before decreasing to 238 and 213 on 7 October and 8 October respectively, towards the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (1 October - 8 October 2020)

From 212 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 1 October, the numbers steadily decreased to 197, 194 and 173 on the following consecutive three days, before increasing to 189 and 229 on 5 and 6 October respectively. The number of recoveries decreased to 215 and 219 on 7 October and 8 October respectively, towards the end of the week.

Daily deaths in Qatar (1 October - 8 October 2020)

This week saw 4 deaths in total, recorded on 2, 3 and 7 October, with the rest of the days of the week seeing no deaths reported. Qatar is marching strongly marching forward 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!