The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Wednesday announced 915 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), two deaths and 2,401 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number deaths to 115 and recoveries to 83,965.
The Ministry also recorded during the past 24 hours, the introduction of 7 cases to intensive care, bringing the total of cases currently in intensive care to 190.
The Ministry stated that the two deaths that were recorded Wednesday were receiving the necessary medical care, and the patients were aged 59 and 65 years respectively. The Ministry extended its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The Ministry said though there is noted decrease in the number of daily cases that need intensive care, and in the number of daily hospitalizations, these may rise again if the community members' commitment to the precautions and preventive measures decrease.
The Ministry clarified that the new cases announced to be infected with the virus Wednesday have been diagnosed through emergency departments or different health centers due to the symptoms they were having, or being in contact with people who were previously infected.
The new cases were introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they will receive the necessary health care according to the health status of each case, MoPH said.
The Ministry of Public Health stated that the Covid-19 pandemic is gradually declining in the Qatar after passing the peak stage and the virus going down in the reproductive rate, due to the precautions and preventive measures the state has implemented and because of the commitment of the members of the society to the measures. Though this is considered a reassuring indicator, it does not mean the end of the epidemic as the virus is still present in society.
The ministry also said that the number of daily Covid-19 infections among citizens and residents (other than expatriate workers) has increased compared to May, despite the decrease in the total daily infections in the State of Qatar. It warned that most of the infections in these two categories belong to the members among families, and that the source of infection y is often due to social mixing with friends or relatives. Therefore it is necessary to be on vigil to not become exposed to or transmitting the infection, especially to the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
The Ministry advised all to exercise greater caution than before, to continue to maintain social distance, keep washing hands, wear protective face masks, observe caution when near elderly family members or those with chronic diseases, reducing the number of social visits and limiting them to 15 minutes while maintaining safe distance.
With the start of the second phase of the easing of restrictions Wednesday, the Ministry of Health reaffirmed the need to adhere to the requirements of the new stage and respect all the conditions related to it while continue to follow the recommended preventive measures stipulated by the concerned authorities.
The Ministry stressed that the transition from one stage to another from the stages of gradual lifting of restrictions is subject to the cooperation of all members of society and their application of precautionary measures, and adheringe to the procedures in place determined by the Council of Ministers, including wearing masks when outside and downloading the Ehteraz mobile application and keeping social distancing.
The Ministry of Public Health warned that lifting restrictions gradually does not mean slackening in the precautionary measures because the virus is still present in society, and that the degree of caution may lead to the possibility of a return of the epidemic in the form of a new wave of the spread of the virus in society.
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Health has developed indicators through which it assesses on a daily and weekly basis the current situation as a result of the gradual lifting of restrictions and then submits recommendations to the Council of Ministers regarding progress and transition from one stage to another stage of the deregulation plan.
The Ministry also urged anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 to quickly contact the helpline (16000), or go to one of the virus testing centers, since the earlier the disease is detected, the easier the treatment and the chances of recovery are greater. The main screening centers include Muaither Health Center, Rawdat Al Khail Health Center, Umm Slal Health Center, and Al Gharafa Health Center.
The Ministry also advised visiting its dedicated website to see the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.?
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