The Ministry of Public Health announces 1,491 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 and 966 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the State of atar to 6,600. The Ministry also announced one new death from the virus
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 37097 and there are 30481 active cases under treatment. So far, 16 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4255 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 170437 tests.
The Ministry reported that the new death was due to a 62-year-old resident who had received the necessary medical care in intensive care and was suffering from chronic diseases. The Ministry of Public Health offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the family of the deceased.
During the last 24 hours, 17 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to complications resulting from the infection, bringing the total number of people currently in intensive care units to 172.
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 after conducting investigations by the research and investigation teams of the Ministry of Public Health that contributed to early detection of cases.
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 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.
In this context, the Ministry affirms that the high number of infections among citizens and residents is due to the lack of compliance by some with precautionary measures, the most important of which is social and physical distancing, staying at home and refraining from social visits.
The Ministry of Public Health stated that the State of Qatar has now entered the peak phase of the virus outbreak, which is seeing a rise in the number of infections recorded daily, and therefore it is necessary to adhere to, more than ever before, the preventive measures and social measures recommended.