Ministry of Public Health today announces the registration of 1700 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1592 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the State of Qatar to 42,527 cases. The Ministry also announces that two people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry states that there has been a small decrease in the number acute COVID positive patients being admitted to intensive care thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry of Public Health and the concerned authorities to limit the spread of the virus, the most important of which is the early detection of the virus which can contribute significantly to reducing the severity of the infection.
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. The new cases have been identified through track and trace team at the Ministry of Public Health.
Cases of infection have also 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 new confirmed cases of infection have been introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they receive the necessary healthcare according to the health status of each case.
The Ministry of Health reported that the new deaths recorded today are sadly two persons, both aged 57-years-old, both of whom were suffering from chronic diseases, and receiving the necessary medical support in intensive care. The Ministry of Public Health offers its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The Ministry affirms that efforts to tackle the (Covid-19) virus in the State of Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the virus mainly through the preventive measures taken and the cooperation of all members of society and that the number of new hospital admissions is now showing a limited decrease.