The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced the registration of 1,740 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 1,439 new recovered patients in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the State of Qatar to 13,283. The Ministry today also announces 2 deaths due to the virus.
Over the last 24 hours, 12 people were admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 203.
The Ministry states that the new cases are due to expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to recording new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions. The new cases have been identified after conducting investigations by the research and investigation teams of the Ministry of Public Health that contributed to early detection of cases.
Cases of infection have also increased among citizens and residents as a result of contact with infected family members who had been infected in the workplace or through visits and family gatherings.
The new confirmed cases of infection have been introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they receive the necessary healthcare according to the health status of each case.
The Ministry revealed that the number of positive cases between citizens and residents witnessed a significant rise, with the number of infections relating to family gatherings, visits and sharing meals together with relatives and extended families. The Ministry stated that these events ignore the preventive measures recommended by the authorities in the country, the most important of which is staying at home and not visiting other people, and maintaining social and physical distancing.
The Ministry stated that the two new deaths were attributed to two persons, aged 75 and 68, who were suffering from chronic diseases, and had received the necessary medical care in intensive care. MOPH offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
MOPH states that Qatar is still in the peak phase of the virus outbreak, which is seeing a rise in the number of infections recorded daily, and therefore it is necessary to adhere to, more than ever before, the preventive measures and social measures recommended.
The Ministry also stresses the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits.
Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus should either quickly contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centres for testing the virus. 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:
- Muaither Health Centre
- Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre
- Um Slal Health Centre; and
- Al Gharafa Health Centre
For more information, please visit: MOPH