The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced the registration of 1,742 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 1,481 new recoveries and two new deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 11,844.
Over the last 24 hours, 19 people were admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 205.
The MoPH said in a statement that the new cases are expatriate workers infected 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.
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 MoPH revealed that the number of positive cases between citizens and residents witnessed a significant rise, with the number of infections relating to family gatherings, visits and sharing meals together with relatives and extended families.
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.
The new cases have been identified through investigations by the research and investigation teams of the MoPH that contributed to early detection.
The Ministry stated that the two new deaths recorded yesterday were individuals aged 58 and 60 years, respectively, suffering from chronic diseases and under treatment in intensive care. The MoPH extended its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The MoPH inistry of Public Health said that Qatar is still in 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.
The Ministry also stressed the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits during Eid al-Fitr and beyond.
According to a tweet from the MoPH, with a total of 3,927 people tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as many as 196,411 have been tested so far in Qatar. The total number of infected people in Qatar since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak is 47,207.
The total number of current active cases is 35,335. The total number of people currently under acute hospital care is 1,859, including 257 acute hospital admissions in the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far in Qatar is 28.
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 must either quickly contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centres for testing for the virus. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover.
The four main testing centres are the Muaither Health Centre, Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre, Umm Slal Health Centre, and Al Gharafa Health Centre.
The MoPH also encouraged the public to visit its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.
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