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Posted On: 13 August 2020 06:40 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 24 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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With the Phase-3 of the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions in Qatar already in place, 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 (6 August - 13 August 2020)

From 287 new confirmed cases reported on 6 August, the numbers had seen a spike in cases on 11 August at 384. The lowest number of cases was recorded on 8 August at 267. On 13 August, the numbers increased to 345, at the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (6 August - 13 August 2020)

From 292 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 6 August, the numbers saw spike the consecutive day, before decreasing to 271 on 9 August, and increasing to 331 on 11 August. The number of recoveries saw a good increase towards the end of the week on 13 August at 330.

Daily deaths in Qatar (6 August - 13 August 2020)

From 0 deaths recorded at the start of the week on 6 August, the number of deaths recorded was 2 for the next three consecutive days. The number of deaths saw a sharp spike on 10 August at 4, before reducing to 0 on the next day. The last day of the week, 13 August, saw no deaths reported.

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!