MoPH reports 957 new Covid-19 Cases, 1066 total recoveries
April 27 2020 01:43 PM
Qatar- covid

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday reported 957 confirmed new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the recovery of 54 cases, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 1,066, according to official Qatar News Agency (QNA).

The MoPH pointed out that most of the new cases registered are expatriate workers in different occupations and who have been in contact with previously discovered cases.

There are also new cases of Covid-19 among groups of workers from outside the Industrial Area who were identified through testing by the MoPH. This has contributed to the early detection of new cases.

The remainder of new Covid-19 cases are citizens and residents who have contracted the virus from members of their families, who in turn had contracted the virus through their workplaces or other places where they came in contact with infected people.

All the new infected cases have been quarantined where they are receiving the necessary medical care, said the MoPH.

The Ministry attributed the noticeable increase in the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases to several reasons, including that the spread of the virus has begun to enter the peak stage where numbers are expected to continue to increase before they begin to gradually decline.

This is in addition to the fact that the Ministry has doubled its efforts in tracking coronavirus transmission chains and expanded the scope of search for infected people by conducting extensive and proactive tests of groups of contacts with people who have been confirmed with the disease previously. This early detection of many cases of infection greatly helps reduce the spread of the virus.

According to a tweet from the MoPH, with a total of 3,420 people tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as many as 85,709 have been tested so far in Qatar.

There are 11,244 positive cases to date in Qatar and 10,168 cases currently undergoing treatment. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far in Qatar is 10, according to the tweet.

The MoPH called on all members of society to stay at home and not go out except in cases of necessity and take care to implement preventive measures and maintain social distancing from others, including in the workplace and public places. The Ministry reminds people to use a face mask and avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.

The MoPH also urged the public to visit its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.

Last updated: April 27 2020 05:14 PM

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