Qatar records 392 new cases of Covid-19, total recovery touches 415
April 16 2020 02:40 PM
MoPH announces 392 new coronavirus cases, 9 recoveries
MoPH announces 392 new coronavirus cases, 9 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday announced the registration of 392 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Qatar, and the recovery of nine cases, taking the total number of those recovered to 415.

According to a MoPH statement on official Qatar News Agency (QNA), some of the new cases of Covid-19 are due to people being in contact with existing cases among citizens and residents, and a number of the new cases are among migrant workers.

“Some cases of the virus were discovered among citizens and residents who contacted health authorities after experiencing symptoms of inflammation in the respiratory system. The new confirmed cases have been placed under complete isolation and they are receiving necessary medical care,” QNA said.

The MoPH stated that the increase in the number of confirmed new cases of Covid-19 is due to the Ministry's success in tracking the transitional chains of the virus and expanding the surveillance process.

This is in addition to conducting extensive investigations of groups of contacts who were suspected of contracting the disease. These steps have contributed to the early detection of many cases and helped to reduce disease outbreaks.

According to a tweet from the MoPH, with a total of 1,897 people tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as many as 56,381 have been tested so far in Qatar.

There are 4,103 positive cases to date in Qatar and 3,681 active cases currently undergoing treatment. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far in Qatar is seven, according to the tweet.

The MoPH requested everyone to fully co-operate and adhere to all health guidelines and preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection, including complying with social and physical distancing guidelines.

The MoPH also recommended that the public regularly visit its website to find out more advice about staying safe, QNA added.

Last updated: April 16 2020 05:14 PM

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