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Posted On: 17 September 2020 04:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 29 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 (10 September - 17 September 2020)

From 206 new confirmed cases reported on 10 September, the numbers have steadily increased on the consecutive 2 days, before decreasing to 217 on 13 September. Following this, the numbers increased slightly to 235 on 14 September and were at 239 and 235 on 15 September and 16 September respectively. 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 17 September were at 244, at the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (10 September - 17 September 2020)

From 232 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 10 September, the numbers decreased to 221 and then increased to 276 for the next 2 consecutive days, before decreasing to 207 on 13 September. Following this, the numbers saw a small spike in the number of recoveries at 249 on 14 September. Following this, the number of recoveries saw a decrease on 15 September at 213, before increasing to 256 on 16 September and stood at 213 on 17 September, towards the end of the week.

Daily deaths in Qatar (10 September - 17 September 2020)

From 0 deaths recorded on the first four days of the week, 2 deaths were recorded on 14 September. Following this, 1 death was recorded on the next day, followed by 0 deaths on both 16 and 17 September, respectively. The total number of deaths recorded this week is way lower than in the past 2 weeks.

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!