COVID-19: MoPH announces 1501 new cases, 657 new recoveries, and 2 deaths

COVID-19: MoPH announces 1501 new cases, 657 new recoveries, and 2 deaths

By QLNews

In today’s coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that Qatar recorded 1501 new cases, 657 new recoveries, and 2 deaths.

Over the last 24 hours, 24 people were admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 188 cases.

The Ministry states that the new cases are due to expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to recording new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions. The new cases have been identified after conducting investigations by the research and investigation teams of the Ministry of Public Health that contributed to the early detection of cases.

Cases of infection have also increased among citizens and residents as a result of contact with infected family members who had been infected in the workplace or through visits and family gatherings. The new confirmed cases of infection have been introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they receive the necessary healthcare according to the health status of each case.

The Ministry revealed that the number of positive cases between citizens and residents witnessed a significant rise, with the number of infections relating to family gatherings, visits, and sharing meals together with relatives and extended families has doubled.

 The Ministry stated that the two new deaths were a 66-year-old 53-year-old, both of whom were receiving treatment in intensive care. The Ministry of Public Health extends its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the two deceased.

The Ministry of Public Health states 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.

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 during Eid al-Fitr.   

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should either quickly contact the 16000 helplines 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

- Al Gharafa Health Centre

Qatar has made it mandatory for all citizens and residents to wear a face mask when stepping out of their homes, for any reason.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself. 

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