Qatar today announces 345 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 46 recovery cases, bringing the total cases of recovery in the State of Qatar to 510 cases. It also announced the death of one patient.
Most of the new cases of COVID-19 are due to people being in contact with existing cases among citizens and residents and a number of the new cases are among expat workers. Some cases of the virus were discovered among citizens and residents. The newly infected cases have been placed under complete isolation and they are receiving necessary medical care.
The Ministry also announces that a man, aged 59, who was infected with the Coronavirus, suffered an acute heart attack that led to his death. The Ministry extends condolences and sympathy to the family of the deceased.
The Ministry of Public Health states that the noticeable increase in the number of confirmed new cases of infection is due to several reasons, including the fact that the spread of the virus has started to enter into the peak stage, which is the highest wave that affects the country, which may continue to increase for a period before it starts to decline.
It is also due to the steady increase in efforts of the Ministry of Public Health and its medical teams to track the transmission chains and conduct intensive and proactive investigations of groups of contacts with people who were diagnosed with the disease previously. This has contributed to the early detection of many cases of infection and reducing the spread of the virus.