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2,599 recoveries and 1,826 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar on June 2

Jun 02, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today announces the registration of 1,826 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,599 people having recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered people in the State of Qatar to 36,036. The Ministry also announces three deaths due to the virus.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 60259 and there are 24180 active cases under treatment. So far, 43 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 5179 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 231098 tests.

The Ministry stated that the new deaths recorded today are for people aged 24, 59, and 62 years of age who were receiving the necessary medical care in intensive care. The Ministry of Public Health offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.

Over the last 24 hours, the Ministry also recorded 20 new patients being admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 239.

The reason for the large increase in the number of recoveries is due to the application of the latest international recommendations regarding criteria for recovering from COVID-19 infection, which was approved by the Ministry of Public Health.

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 of Public Health stated 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 to, more than ever before, the preventive measures and social measures recommended.

The Ministry also stresses 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.