Ministry confirms 1103 new Covid-19 cases in Qatar as 87 recover on May 11

May 11, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health Monday announced the registration of 1,103 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 and 87 recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the State of Qatar to 2,840. 23623 cases were so far recorded in Qatar and of these 20769 cases are now active. The total number of deaths is 14.

The Ministry Monday explained that most of the new cases are among expatriate workers who have been infected with the virus being in contact with previously infected cases. In  addition to these, other workers from various regions across the country too are among the new positive cases. These cases have been identified as a result of investigations carried out by the Ministry.

 A rise in infections among citizens and residents also is recorded. These cases were in  contact with Covid-19 positive family members, who got had got infected from various. All the new infected cases have been quarantined where they are receiving the necessary medical care. 

The Ministry of Public Health has launched a community study to learn more about how the virus is transmitted within the community and to gain more understanding of cases of infection that do not show symptoms of the disease. At drive through testing centers, invited participants participate in a survey by completing a questionnaire.

The Ministry noted that the current period is considered to be the peak stage in the virus outbreak where numbers may continue to rise before they begin to stabilize and then gradually decline.

The reasons for the high numbers of new cases are due to the Ministry's redoubling of its efforts in tracking the transitional chains of the virus and expanding the circle of search for infected people through intensive and proactive investigations among large numbers of people who have been in contact with confirmed cases.

The Ministry noted that the number of daily tests it conducts on people depends primarily on the number of contacts as it conducts random checks in different places of the country as a proactive measure. The number of tests performed daily is not linked to rise or fall in the number of cases.

MoPH also called on all members of the community to stay at home and not go out except when it is absolutely necessary and to stick to the preventive measures and maintain physical distancing at workplace and public places. The Ministry reminded people to use a face mask as recommended and avoid social visits to reduce their risk of exposure to the virus. The Ministry also recommended that one can visit its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to Covid-19.