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Posted On: 3 September 2020 09:06 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 27 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
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With our entrance into 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: Everything you need to know about phase 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar

Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (27 August 2020 - 3 September 2020)

From 246 new confirmed cases reported on 27 August, the numbers decreased to 208 on 28 August. Following this, the numbers increased to 211 on 29 August and decreased to 168 on 30 August and were recorded to be at 203 on 31 August. This week has seen a steady graph, with no spikes or a rapid drop in the number of new cases for the rest of the week. The numbers recorded on 3 September were at 214, at the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (27 August 2020 - 3 September 2020)

From 239 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 27 August, the numbers decreased to 220 the next day on 28 August. The number of recoveries recorded on the next consecutive three days were 234, 179 and 237 on 29 to 31 August respectively. Following this, the number of recoveries saw a decreasing trend and stood at 202 on 3 September, towards the end of the week.

Daily deaths in Qatar (27 August 2020 - 3 September 2020)

From 1 death recorded on the first two days of the week on 27 and 28 August, no deaths were recorded on 29 August. Following this, 1 death was recorded on 30 August, and 0 on the next day. The next two days saw 1 death being recorded on 1 September and 2 September and 2 deaths on 3 September, towards the end of 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!