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Ministry announces 1,721 new Covid-19 cases, 1634 recoveries and 5 deaths on June 9

Jun 09, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today reported 1721 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1634 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 47,569. The Ministry also announced there were 5 deaths

The ministry said that the five deaths recorded today belong to persons aged 65 years, 78 years, 80 years, 74 years and 53 years. They all received medical care in intensive care. The Ministry of Public Health offered “sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased”.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 71879 and there are 24248 active cases under treatment. So far, 62  people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 5389 in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 265035 tests.

The Ministry said that in the last 24 hours, 16 new patients have been admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 236.

The Ministry also stated that there has been a small decrease in the number of acute COVID-19 positive patients being admitted to intensive care thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry of Public Health and the concerned authorities to limit the spread of the virus, the most important of which is the early detection of the virus which can contribute significantly to reducing the severity of infection. 

The Ministry of Public Health stressed that the gradual lifting of restrictions come after a thorough study of the reality in Qatar and from similar experiences in many countries of the world that have succeeded in limiting the spread of the virus after lifting the restrictions imposed in a gradual and gradual way.

The Ministry warned that lifting the restrictions gradually does not mean the disappearance of the COVID-19, but was during the development of the gradual lifting plan, taking into account priorities, while being careful to avoid the risks that may arise as a result of the lifting process.  Each stage will be subject to evaluation and review based on the extent of the virus’s spread – as the success of each stage depends on the commitment of everyone to implement the required precautions.

The Ministry of Public Health also stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world posed a great challenge to all countries and affected each country in a different way. Therefore, it is important to realize that all the precautionary measures are aimed at primarily to protecting public health and individuals from this virus, taking into account all other aspects of life, whether social or economic.

The Ministry confirms that efforts to tackle the (Covid-19) virus in the State of Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the epidemic by a large percentage thanks to the preventive measures taken, awareness and cooperation of all members of society, and that there is a relatively low average number of figures with respect to new registered cases and hospital admissions.

The Ministry of Public Health stated that Qatar has now started to overcome the phase of the peak of the virus outbreak, with the beginning of its decline, thanks to the measures and measures taken by the state to address it, along with the commitment of the community members to recommendations and preventive instructions, the most important of which is social distancing and maintaining physical distancing and staying at home And not to go out except for the necessity and not mixing as well as using medical masks.

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 main screening centers include Muaither Health Centre, Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre, Umm Slal Health Centre and Al Gharafa Health Centre.