MOPH confirms 3 deaths while 1528 recover and 946 COVID-19 cases on June 26

Ministry of Public Health recorded 946 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), and 1,528 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from the disease in the State of Qatar to 76072 cases, It also announces 3 new deaths.

The Ministry states that the three deaths that were recorded today had received the necessary medical care and were aged 45, 59 and 79 years old.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 92784 and there are 16603 active cases under treatment. So far, 109 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4418 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 341914 tests.

The Ministry announces that during the past 24 hours, 7 people were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from the virus, bringing the total of cases currently receiving intensive care to 200.

The Ministry of Public Health states that the Coronavirus epidemic is gradually declining in the State of Qatar due to the precautions and preventive measures implemented by the state and the commitment to them it by members of the community with a recent decrease in the number of infections. This is considered a reassuring indicator, but it does not mean the end of the epidemic as the virus is still present in the community.

The Ministry indicates that the number of daily infections among citizens and residents (other than expatriate workers) has increased compared to what it was in May, despite the overall decrease in the total daily infections in Qatar.

The Ministry cautions that most of the infections in these two categories belong to members of the same family, and that the source of the infections is often due to social mixing with friends or other relatives. Care must be taken not to transmit the virus, especially to the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

In this context, the Ministry advises the community to be more careful than before and to continue physical distancing, handwashing and wear a protective facemask as well as being careful when the person is near a family member of the elderly or with chronic diseases. Also, reduce the number of necessary social visits and keep a safe distance.

The Ministry of Public Health urges anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to contact the unified helpline (16000), or to go to one of the virus testing centers, since the earlier detection of the disease results in a better chance of recovery.

The main screening centers include Muaither Health Center, Rawdat Al Khail Health Center, Umm Slal Health Center, and Al Gharafa Health Center.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry devoted this website to see the latest information and instructions related to COVID-19.​

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