Ministry of Public Health today announced 1026 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) with 1,354 people recovering in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people having recovered in Qatar to 66,763 cases. In addition, the Ministry today reported one death.
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 86488 and there are 19631 active cases under treatment. So far, 94 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4193 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 317694 tests.
In the last 24 hours 14 new cases were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of critical cases that are currently in critical care to 224 cases.
The Ministry said that a patient aged 42 died today and offered “sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.”
The Ministry explained that the new cases had the virus transmitted to them from people who had been previously infected, as the Ministry of Public Health continues to conduct investigative and proactive testing, which contributes to early detection of cases.
“Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should either quickly contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centers for testing. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it,” MoPH added in today’s report.
The main screening centers include Muaither Health Centre, Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre, Umm Slal Health Centre and Al Gharafa Health Centre.
Preventive measures should continue to be observed throughout the gradually lifting of restrictions as the failure to do so may lead to the return of the virus outbreak in the country.
The Ministry warned that lifting the restrictions gradually does not mean the disappearance of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that during the development of the gradual lifting plan, priorities were taken into consideration, while taking full care to avoid the risks that may arise from the process of lifting, stressing that each stage will be subject to evaluation and review based on the curve of the spread of the virus, as the success of each stage that depends on everyone’s commitment to implementing the required precautions.