441 new cases of Covid-19, three deaths and 450 recoveries Wednesday in Qatar
July 22 2020 03:22 PM
Qatar covid-19 statistics

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported on Wednesday 441 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 450 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people who recovered from the disease in Qatar to 104,641.

The MoPH also announced three new deaths of patients aged 46, 59 and 77 who were receiving the necessary medical care.

The MoPH said in a statement on Wednesday that all new Covid-19 cases have been transferred to isolation and are receiving necessary healthcare.

Measures to tackle Covid-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus and the number of new daily cases and hospital admissions is continuing to decline each week.

"Qatar's proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled us to identify a high number of positive cases in the community," the health ministry said.

Qatar has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world.

This is a result of:

*Very high quality of care provided thorough the public healthcare sector for Covid-19 patients *Qatar's young population

*Proactive testing to identify cases early

*Expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care, to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need

*Protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

"Even though restrictions are being lifted, and cases are declining, this does not mean that the Covid-19 pandemic is over in Qatar as every day between 50 and 100 people are admitted to hospital with moderate to severe symptoms," the ministry cautioned.

"Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we may experience a second wave of the virus and see numbers increasing there are already signs of this happening in other countries around the world."

The health ministry urged people to avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people aggregate. "Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable."

While the restrictions of Covid-19 are gradually being lifted in Qatar, it is important for all to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:

*Adherence to physical distancing.

*Avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.

*Wearing a face mask

*Washing hands regularly.

*Most importantly, it is vital that we continue to protect the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions.

Anyone suffering from Covid-19 symptoms should either contact 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centres to undergo the necessary checks at Muaither, Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Slal, or Al Gharafa. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.

The health ministry has urged people to visit its website for regular updates and new information.

Last updated: July 22 2020 06:55 PM

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