Jun 07, 2020
The Ministry of Public Health Sunday announced the registration of 1,595 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, 3 deaths and 1,811 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number deaths to 54 and recoveries to 44,338.
One of the three patients dead was aged 40 and the other two were aged 68. The Ministry of offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased. The Ministry explained that three dead today were receiving medical care in intensive care, and were suffering from several chronic diseases.
The Ministry stated that there has been a small decrease in the number acute Covid-19 positive patients being admitted to intensive care thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry and the concerned authorities to limit the spread of the virus, the most important of them being the early detection of the virus which contributes significantly to reducing the severity of infection.
The Ministry stated that the new cases are due to expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to recording new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions. The new cases have been identified by the track and trace team at the Ministry of Public Health.
Cases of infection have also increased significantly among citizens and residents as a result of contact with infected family members who had been infected at the workplace or through visits and family gatherings.
The new confirmed cases of infection have been introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they receive the necessary healthcare according to the health status of each case.
The Ministry affirmed that efforts to tackle the virus in Qatar have succeeded as visible in the flattened curve of the infections' graph. The impact of the virus is reduced mainly through mainly the preventive measures taken and by the cooperation of all members of the society. The number of new admissions to hospitals also is showing slight 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.
The Ministry 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.
The Ministry also stressed that because the coronavirus outbreak is at the peak stage in Qatar, it is important not to leave the house except for when absolutely essential. It also stresses the importance of adhering to all measures to protect against virus infection, including maintaining social distancing both in the workplace and public places, as well as wearing a medical mask and avoiding social visits to reduce the risk of contracting the virus as failure to comply could lead to a second wave of the virus.
The Ministry also recommended visiting its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.
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