The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced the registration of 1967 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 2116 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the State of Qatar to 15,399. The Ministry today also announces 3 deaths due to the virus.
Over the last 24 hours, 23 people were admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 214.
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 MOPH 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.
MOPH revealed that infections doubled due to family gatherings and visits between friends and extended families, and people ignoring the preventive measures recommended by the concerned authorities; the most important of which is staying at home and maintaining social distance.
The Ministry stated that the three new deaths recorded today belong to people aged 81, 50 and 25 years, who were suffering from chronic diseases and received treatment in intensive care. MOPH extended its 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. This includes maintaining physical distance from others in the workplace and public places, using a facemask and avoiding social visits to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.
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