The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Monday announced the registration of 567 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Qatar, and the recovery of 37 cases, and one more death. The total number of those recovered has reached 555 in the country.
According to a MoPH statement, on official Qatar News Agency (QNA), most of the new cases recorded are among expatriate workers who have been quarantined after it was found that they were in contact with confirmed cases, while some new cases of infection are among citizens and residents who had had contact with positive Covid-19 cases within their families.
The newly infected cases have been placed under complete isolation and they are receiving necessary medical care.
The MoPH stated that the one death registered Monday was that of a 56-year-old resident who was suffering from a chronic disease, and died as a result of complications due to being infected with Covid-19. The Ministry extends condolences and sympathy to the family of the deceased.
The MoPH stated that the noticeable increase in the number of confirmed new cases of infection is 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, and may continue to increase for a period before it starts to decline.
It is also due to the steady increase in the efforts of the MoPH and its medical teams to track the transmission chains of the coronavirus and boost the testing rates and well as inclusion of groups of contacts with people who were previously diagnosed with the disease. All of this has contributed to the early detection of many cases of infection and reduced the spread of the virus, it added.
According to a tweet from the MoPH, with a total of 2,082 people tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as many as 64,620 have been tested so far in Qatar.
There are 6,015 positive cases to date in Qatar and 5,451 active cases currently undergoing treatment. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far in Qatar is nine, according to the tweet.
The MoPH requested all members of society to stay at home and co-operate fully with all health guidelines and preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection, including complying with the social and physical distancing guidelines.
The MoPH also urged the public regularly visit its website for the most up-to-date guidance on how to stay safe, including those related to the use of facemasks, QNA added.