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Posted On: 30 July 2020 04:14 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 22 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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We are already in Phase-3 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.

Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (23 - 30 July 2020)

From 373 new confirmed cases reported on 23 July, the numbers have been steadily increasing except on 26 July, when the number of cases sharply declined to 269 and saw a slight increase for the next two days to 283 on 28 July, decreased to 273 on 29 July and then increased again on 30 July at 307.

The lowest numbers this week were on 26 July, when the numbers decreased to the lowest so far at 269 new cases.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (23 - 30 July 2020)

From 377 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 23 July, the numbers saw a slight increase on the next day. The lowest number of recoveries was seen on 29 July at 246, which may seem like the number of recoveries is going down, but when compared to the number of daily cases above, the numbers are almost close to equal.

Daily deaths in Qatar (23 - 30 July 2020)

From 1 death on 23 July, with the maximum number of deaths was reported on 28 July, 29 July and 30 July at 2 each. There were no deaths recorded on 24 July, 25 July and 27 July showing a general decreasing trend in the number of deaths recorded compared to last 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? What are you doing to flatten the curve? 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!