Ministry of Public Health today announced the registration of 1,648 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4,451 people having recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered people in the State of Qatar to 30,290. The Ministry also announced two deaths due to the virus.
Over the last 24 hours, the Ministry also recorded 27 new patients being admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases that currently in intensive care to 232.
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 of Health revealed that infections increased 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.
The Ministry stated that the two new deaths recorded are for a 53 and 77-year-old, who had both received the necessary medical care 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.