1740 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar on May 27, 1439 recoveries reported

May 27, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health Wednesday announced the registration of 1,740 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), two deaths and 1,439 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 30 and recovered cases to 13,283.  48947 cases were so far detected in Qatar of of thse 35634 cases are now active.

The deceased patients were aged 75 and 68, and were suffering from chronic diseases the Ministry said. Both were receiving the necessary medical care in intensive care. The Ministry offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.

MoPH also said that, ovver the last 24 hours, 12 people were admitted to intensive care, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 203.

 The Ministry stated that many of the news cases are among expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of coming into contact with individuals who were previously infected. The new cases have been identified after conducting investigations by the research and investigation teams of the Ministry of Public Health that contributed to early detection of cases.

Cases of infection have also increased 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 said that the number of positive cases among citizens and residents witnessed a significant rise, with more people getting infected through family gatherings, visits and sharing meals together with relatives and extended families. The Ministry stated that during events and family gatherings, people ignore the preventive measures recommended by the authorities, the most important of which is staying at home and not visiting other people, and maintaining social and physical distancing.
 The Ministry of Public Health states that Qatar is still in the peak phase of the virus outbreak, which is seeing a rise in the number of infections recorded daily, and therefore it is necessary to adhere, more than ever before, to the preventive measures and social distancing measures recommended.

The Ministry also 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.
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 the virus, the Ministry advised. 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 also recommended regular visit to its website to view the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.