MoPH records 168 new Covid-19 cases, 216 recoveries Tuesday
December 01 2020 12:56 PM
MoPH Update
MoPH Update


The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced Tuesday 168 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus during the last 24 hours, of which 150 are from community cases and 18 from travelers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine. The Ministry also announced one death - aged 67 years old - who was receiving the necessary medical care.
The coronavirus causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease.
The ministry also recorded 216 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases that recovered in Qatar to 136,306.
The MoPH said in a statement that all new cases have been placed in isolation and are receiving necessary healthcare according to their health status.
The ministry said that measures to tackle Covid-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve, limiting the spread of the virus, and that the number of new daily cases and hospital admissions is continuing to decline each week.
The statement added that Qatar has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world, due to high quality of care provided through the public healthcare sector, 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, and protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
The MoPH warned however that even though coronavirus restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the pandemic has ended, and urged people to continue following all precautionary measures to avoid a second wave of the virus, as is being experienced in other countries around the world.
The precautionary measures include avoiding close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people aggregate.
The ministry urged anyone suffering from Covid-19 symptoms to either contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centres to undergo the necessary checks: Muaither, Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Slal, or Al Gharafa Health Centres.
For regular updates and new information, visit the MoPH website.

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