Ministry of Public Health today announced 1828 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), with 1956 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in the State of Qatar to 55252 cases.
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 78416 and there are 23094 cases under treatment. So far, 70 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 6165 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 286830 tests.
The Ministry states that in the last 24 hours 13 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 232.
The Ministry also stated that there has been a small decrease in the number of acute COVID-19 positive patients being admitted to intensive care thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry of Public Health and the concerned authorities to limit the spread of the virus, the most important of which is the early detection of the virus which can contribute significantly to reducing the severity of infection.
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.
The main screening centers include Muaither Health Centre, Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre, Umm Slal Health Centre and Al Gharafa Health Centre.
The Ministry reaffirmed the necessity for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict methods and precautions to reduce the risk of infection with them and work to protect them from infection by refraining from social visits, wearing the mask and cleansing the hands when near them.
The Ministry of Public Health stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world posed a great challenge to all countries and affected each country in a different way. Therefore, it is important to realize that all the precautionary measures are aimed at primarily to protecting public health and individuals from this virus, taking into account all other aspects of life, whether social or economic.