477 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths and 158 recoveeries Tuesday in Qatar
February 09 2021 07:07 PM

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Tuesday reported 477 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours, of which 434 were from the community and 43 from travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine.

The Ministry also reported the deaths of two patients aged 66 and 81 respectively, who were receiving the necessary medical care.

The MoPH also recorded 158 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 147,191.

All new cases have been introduced to isolation and are receiving necessary healthcare.

Due to the measures put in place by the Qatar government and the support of the public in following the preventive steps, Qatar succeeded in controlling the spread of the virus since its peak in July. However, over the past month Qatar has seen a gradual and consistent increase in the number of new daily infections.

Additionally, and of great concern, is the recent increase in both the number of people admitted to hospitals with Covid-19 and people admitted to ICU. The data over the next few days and week will tell us more, but these increases appear to be the early signs of a potential second wave in Qatar.

For this reason, it is more important than ever that people adhere to preventive measures to halt the second wave before it gains momentum. If the number of positive cases and hospital admissions continue to increase over the coming week or two, additional restrictions may need to be implemented and the country will return to some of the early restriction phases.

With the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following the 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

Anyone suffering from Covid-19 symptoms should contact 16000 helpline immediately. 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 MoPH has urged people to visit its website for regular updates and new information.

Last updated: February 09 2021 07:11 PM

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