1368 new Covid-19 cases in Qatar as 1597 recoveries and three more deaths reported on June 8

Jun 08, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today announces the registration of 1,368 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and that 1,597 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the State of Qatar to 45,935. The Ministry also announces that three people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours

The three new deaths are attributed to people aged 50, 52 and 65 years old. The Ministry offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 70158 and there are 24166 active cases under treatment. So far, 57 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4113 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 259646 tests.

The Ministry states that in the last 24 hours 19 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 241.

The Ministry also states that there has been a small decrease in the number of acute COVID-19 positive patients being admitted to intensive care thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry of Public Health and the concerned authorities to limit the spread of the virus, the most important of which is the early detection of the virus which can contribute significantly to reducing the severity of infection. 
The Ministry explains that the patients who died today were receiving medical care in intensive care, and the deceased were suffering from several chronic diseases.
The Ministry affirms that efforts to tackle the virus in the State of Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the virus mainly through the preventive measures taken and the cooperation of all members of society, and that the number of new hospital admissions is now showing a limited decrease.
Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should either quickly contact the 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centers for testing. 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 four main testing centers are:
Muaither Health Centre
Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre
Um Slal Health Centre; and
Al Gharafa Health Centre

Ministry of Public Health? stressed the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits, wearing a mask and regularly washing hands.