Ministry of Public Health reported 1967 new confirmed cases of Corona virus (Covid-19), and 2116 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the State of Qatar to 15,399. The Ministry today also announced 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 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. The Ministry of Public Health extended its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 50914 and there are 35482 active cases under treatment. So far, 33 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 5853 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 207033 tests.
The Ministry of Health 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 of Public Health stated 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 COVID-19 should either quickly contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centers 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 centers are:
• Muaither Health Centre
• Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre
• Um Slal Health Centre; and
• Al Gharafa Health Centre