The Ministry of Public Health Saturday reported 345 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and the recovery of 46 patients, bringing the total number of recovery cases in Qatar to 510.
The ministry also announced that one more patient had died from coronavirus.
Most of the new Covid-19 cases are people who have come in contact with existing cases among citizens and residents and a number of them are from migrant workers. Some cases were also found among citizens and residents.
The new infected cases have been placed under complete isolation and are receiving necessary medical care.
The ministry announced that a man, aged 59, who was infected with the coronavirus, died of a severe heart attack. It extended condolences and sympathy to the family of the deceased.
The ministry said that the noticeable increase in the number of confirmed new cases was due to several reasons, including the fact that the spread of the virus has started to enter into the peak stage, which is the highest wave that affects the country, which may continue to increase for a period before it starts to decline.
It is also due to the steady increase in efforts of the Ministry of Public Health and its medical teams to track the transmission chains of the coronavirus and conduct intensive and proactive investigations of groups of contacts with people who were diagnosed with the disease previously.
This has contributed to the early detection of many cases of infection and reducing the spread of the virus.
The health ministry also requests all members of the society to stay at home and follow all health guidelines and preventive measures, including social distancing, to reduce the risk of infection.