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Posted On: 27 August 2020 07:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 26 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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With the Phase 3 of the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions in Qatar almost coming to an end, here are the latest updated weekly trends in terms of recoveries, new cases and deaths related to the current situation.

See how Phase 4 of the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in Qatar have been planned out here.

Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (20 August 2020 - 27 August 2020)

From 268 new confirmed cases reported on 20 August, the numbers decreased to 257 on 21 August. Following this, the numbers increased to 284 on 22 August and were recorded to at 258 on 24 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 27 August were at 246, at the end of the week.

Daily recoveries in Qatar (20 August 2020 - 27 August 2020)

From 266 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 20 August, the numbers saw a steady increase in recoveries and were recorded to be at 315 on 22 August. Following this, the numbers decreased to 277 on 23 August, and saw a sharp decrease to 219 on 25 August, before increasing to 240 on 26 August and 239 on 27 August, towards the end of the week.

Daily deaths in Qatar (20 August 2020 - 27 August 2020)

From 0 deaths recorded on the first four days of the week, one death was recorded on 24 August. Following this, zero deaths were recorded on the next two consecutive days. The death toll stood at one on 27 August, 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!