Ministry of Public Health announces that there are 1733 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 213 recovered cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Qatar to 3356 cases.
The Ministry stated 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. The new cases have been identified after conducting investigations by the research and investigation teams of the Ministry of Public Health.
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. All the new infected cases have been quarantined where they are receiving the necessary medical care.
The Ministry of Public Health launched a community study to learn more about how the virus is transmitted within the community and about cases of infection that do not show symptoms of the disease. This is being done through the use of drive-through testing centers, where invited participants complete a survey and have a test.
The Ministry of Public Health notes that the number of daily tests it conducts depends primarily on the number of contacts with individuals confirmed to be infected with the virus, as it conducts random checks in different places of the country as a proactive measure. The number of tests performed daily is not linked to the number of cases detected in terms of any rise or fall.