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1547 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar on May 16, 242 recoveries and one death

May 16, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health announced today that 1547 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) were recorded and 242 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered in Qatar to 3,788, in addition to recording a new death from the virus.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 30972 and there are 27169 active cases under treatment. So far, 15 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar.

And the Ministry of Health said that in the last 24 hours, 15 people were admitted in intensive care due to health complications resulting from virus, bringing the total number of people receiving medical care in intensive care to 158.

The ministry said, in a statement, that the new cases infected with the virus are expatriate workers who were infected as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions.

The incidence of cases increased among citizens and residents, as a result of their contact with infected family members who had been infected in turn at the workplace or through visits and family gatherings.

In this context, the Ministry affirmed that the high number of cases among citizens and residents is due to the lack of compliance by some with precautionary measures, the most important of which is social distancing.

The ministry reported that a 74-year-old resident, who was receiving necessary medical care in intensive care, died. The Ministry of Public Health extends its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the family of the deceased.