Ministry of Public Health today announced the registration of 643 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the recovery of 109 cases of the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 1,243
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 12564 and there are 11311 active cases under treatment. So far, 10 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 2808 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 91415 tests.
Most of the new cases registered are due to expatriate workers in different occupations who have been in contact with previously discovered cases, as well as recording new cases of COVID-19 among groups of workers from outside the industrial area who were identified through testing by the Ministry of Public Health. This has contributed to the early detection of new cases.
The remainder of new cases infected with the virus have come from citizens and residents who have contracted the virus from members of their families, who in turn had contracted the virus through their workplaces or other places where they had been to exposed to infected people.
All the new infected cases have been quarantined where they are receiving the necessary medical care. The Ministry of Public Health stated that most of the COVID-19 cases are experiencing only mild symptoms.
The chain of transmission of the virus has not changed in nature, as the majority of infections are confined to a specific category, and many of the newly discovered infections were for people subject to quarantine.
The Ministry of Public Health stated that the noticeable increase in the number of confirmed new cases of coronavirus is due to several reasons, including that the spread of the virus has begun to enter the peak stage where numbers are expected to continue to increase before they begin to gradually decline.
This is in addition to the fact that the Ministry has doubled its efforts in tracking coronavirus transmission chains and expanded the search for infected people by conducting extensive and proactive tests of groups of contacts with people who have been confirmed with the disease previously. This early detection of many cases of infection helps reduce the spread of the virus further.
The Ministry of Public Health calls on all members of society to stay at home and not go out except in cases of necessity and to implement preventive measures and maintain physical distancing, including in the workplace and public places. The Ministry reminds people to use a face mask as recommended and avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.
The Ministry also recommends that you visit its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to COVID-19.