Ministry of Public Health recorded 982 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1394 people recovering from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from the disease in Qatar to 81564 cases
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 96088 and there are 14411 active cases under treatment. So far, 113 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4173 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 356832 tests. There are 113 cases of hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.
Nine patients were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently receiving medical care in intensive care to 200.
The Ministry of Public Health pointed to the decrease in the number of daily cases that require intensive care, as the number of daily cases that require hospitalization is decreasing, but warned that infections may rise again if the community's commitment to precautions and preventive measures decreases.
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 advised 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 social visits, limit them to 15 minutes if absolutely necessary, and keep a safe distance.
With the start of the second phase of the gradual lifting of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Ministry of Public Health reaffirms the importance of applying the requirements of the new phase and respecting all the conditions related to it.
The Ministry stressed that the transition from one stage to another from the stages of the gradual lifting of restrictions is subject to the cooperation of all members of society and their application of precautionary measures, and the need to adhere to the procedures in place determined by the Council of Ministers, including wearing masks at the exit and downloading the application of precaution and social separation.
The Ministry of Public Health warns that the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed by Qatar since June 15 after the epidemic has receded in the country does not mean lax implementation of precautionary measures and steps by community members, because the virus is still present in the community.
The Ministry stressed that in the event of a decline in the degree of caution among members of society, it is very likely that the epidemic will return again in the form of a new wave of the spread of the virus in society.
The Ministry stated that through people's commitment to preventative measures and limiting the spread of the virus, it is possible to enter the next phase of lifting restrictions but the matter depends on the extent to which people comply with the measures by, for example, avoiding family visits as much as possible. The Ministry of Health has developed indicators through which it evaluates both daily and weekly the current situation then submitting recommendations to the Cabinet regarding progress and transition from one stage to another of the plan.
The Ministry of Public Health urged 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.