The Ministry of Public Health announces the registration of 283 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and the recovery of 275 cases, bringing the total cases of recovery from the disease in the State of Qatar to 106,603 cases, in addition to recording two new deaths.
The Ministry issued a statement regarding the developments of the Coronavirus in the State of Qatar, which includes the following:
New cases of infection and recovery:
283 new confirmed cases infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
275 people recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cures in the State of Qatar to 106,603.
Two new deaths were recorded between the ages of 23 and 67, and they had received the necessary medical care.
All new cases are put in isolation and they receive the necessary health care according to their health status.
Current COVID-19 Status
Measures to tackle 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 COVID-19 death rates in the world. This is a result of:
Very high quality of care provided through the public healthcare sector for COVID-19 patients
Qatar’s young population
Proactive testing to identify cases early
Expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care, to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need
Protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
Even though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is finished in Qatar – every day between 50 and 100 people are admitted to hospital with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms.
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.
Avoid close contact with others, crowded places, and confined closed spaces where other people aggregate.
Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable.
What You Can Do
While the restrictions of COVID-19 are gradually being lifted in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:
Adherence to physical distancing.
Avoid close contact with others, crowded places, and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.
Wearing a face mask
Washing hands regularly.
Most importantly, it is vital that we continue to protect the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions.
Anyone suffering from COVID-19 symptoms should either contact 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centers to undergo the necessary checks: Muaither, Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Slal, or Al Gharafa Health Centers. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
Visit the MOPH website for regular updates and new information.