Ministry of Public Health today announces the registration of 1501 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 657 patients infected with the virus having recovered in the last 24 hours. The Ministry today also announces two deaths due to the virus.
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.
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 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 having 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.
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 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; and
- Al Gharafa Health Centre