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Covid-19 death toll in Qatar goes up to 23; 1501 new cases on May 24

May 24, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today recorded 1501 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), with 657 patients infected with the virus having recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the State of Qatar to 9170. The Ministry also announced two deaths due to the virus.

Over the last 24 hours, 24 people were admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of cases in intensive care to 188 cases.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 43714 and there are 34521 active cases under treatment. So far, 23 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 3349 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 188143 tests.

The Ministry stated that the two new deaths were a 66-year-old and 53-year-old, both of whom were receiving treatment in intensive care. The Ministry of Public Health extends its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the two deceased.

?The Ministry revealed that the number of positive cases between citizens and residents witnessed a significant rise, with the number of infections relating to family gatherings, visits and sharing meals together with relatives and extended families having doubled.

The Ministry urged anyone with symptoms of infection (Covid-19) to quickly contact the unified helpline (16000), or go to one of the virus testing centers, as the earlier the disease is detected, the easier and faster the chances of recovery from it.
 
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 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 during Eid al-Fitr.    
 
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. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
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The four main testing centers are:
Muaither Health Centre
Rawdat Al Khalil Health Centre
Um Slal Health Centre; and
Al Gharafa Health Centre