COVID-19: Qatar Reports Over 5,000 Recoveries in 24 Hours

A field hospital in Doha set up by Qatari authorities to treat people infected with the coronavirus is pictured, May 11, 2020. (AFP Photo)
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The Ministry of Public Health today announced the registration of 1993 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, ​with 5205 people having recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The Ministry also announced 3 new deaths from the virus.

The Ministry stated that the three new deaths recorded today belong to people aged 84, 48 and 65 years, who were suffering from chronic diseases and received treatment in intensive care.

The reason for the large increase in the number of recoverers is due to the application of the latest international recommendations regarding criteria for recovering from Covid-19 infection, which was approved by the Ministry of Public Health.

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Over the last 24 hours, the Ministry also recorded 20 new patients being admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases that currently in intensive care to 216.

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.

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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 Ministry of Health revealed that infections doubled due to family gatherings and visits between friends and extended families, and people ignoring the preventive measures recommended by the concerned authorities; the most important of which is staying at home and maintaining social distance.

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