1,021 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths, 1,767 recoveries Friday in Qatar
June 19 2020 01:51 PM
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QNA/Doha

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Friday 1,021 new Covid-19 cases, with 1,767 recoveries and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 65,409. The ministry stated that in the last 24 hours, 16 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to health complications related to Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 221.
The MoPH explained that the new cases got infected from people who had been previously infected. The ministry continues to conduct investigative and proactive testing, which contributes to early detection of cases. The new confirmed cases of Covid-19 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 MoPH explained that the deaths recorded Friday were patients receiving the necessary medical care in intensive care and aged 77, 71, 69, 65, 64, 40, and 34, respectively. The ministry offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased. According to a tweet from the MoPH, with a total of 3,831 people tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as many as 313,501 have been tested so far in Qatar. The total number of infected people in Qatar since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak is 85,462.
The total number of current active cases is 19,960. The total number of people currently under acute hospital care is 1,157, including 160 acute hospital admissions in the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far in Qatar is 93.
The MoPH confirmed that efforts to tackle Covid-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the virus by a large percentage thanks to the decisions of the ban, the preventive measures taken, and the awareness and co-operation of all members of society, besides, there is also a relatively low average number of figures concerning newly registered cases and hospital admissions.
The MoPH stated that Qatar has now started to overcome the peak of the spread of the virus, thanks to the measures taken by the state to address it, in addition to the commitment of the community members to the recommendations and preventive instructions, the most important of which are social distancing, staying at home, and not going out except for necessity.
The ministry urged anyone with Covid-19 symptoms to either quickly contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centres for testing, as early detection facilitates easier and faster the treatment and improves the chances of recovery.
The main testing centres are Muaither Health Centre, Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre, Umm Salal Health Centre, and Al Gharafa Health Centre.
The MoPH reaffirmed the necessity for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict methods and precautions to reduce the risk of infection and work to protect them from infection by refraining from social visits, wearing the mask and cleansing the hands when near them.
The ministry said that Qatar began on June 15, lifting the restrictions imposed to combat the epidemic gradually in four stages that will last until September 1, based on the extensive data and studies conducted by the authorities concerned in the country. In this context, the MoPH stressed that the application of preventive measures must continue in the phases of gradually lifting the restrictions that were applied in the country as a result of the spread of Covid-19, as failure to adhere to precautionary measures during the next stage will lead to the return of the virus to the country.
The ministry warned that lifting the restrictions gradually does not mean the disappearance of Covid-19, pointing out that during the planning of the relaxation of restrictions, attention was given to priorities to ensure avoiding the risks that may arise as a result of lifting them. Each stage will be subject to evaluation and review based on the extent of the virus spread as the success of each stage depends on the commitment of everyone to implement the required precautions.
The MoPH also stressed that the Covid-19 pandemic that swept the world posed a great challenge to all countries and affected each country differently. Therefore, it is important to realise that all the precautionary measures are aimed at primarily to protecting public health and individuals from this virus, taking into account all other aspects of life, whether social or economic.
The MoPH also recommended visiting its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.

Last updated: June 19 2020 10:39 PM


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