Ministry of Public Health today announced that 1,716 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered, and 1,844 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The Ministry also announces 4 deaths due to the virus.
The Ministry states that the four deaths recorded today belong to three people aged 74, 54 and 56 years old who were suffering from several chronic diseases, while the fourth death is due to a person aged 55 years who did not have any existing chronic disease. All of them received medical care in intensive care units.
The Ministry states that in the last 24 hours 15 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 226.
The Ministry also states that there has been a small decrease in the number of acute COVID-19 positive patients being admitted to intensive care.
Cases of infection have increased significantly 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 Public Health states that the State of Qatar has now started to overcome the phase of the peak of the virus outbreak, with the beginning of its decline.