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Ministry confirms 1476 new Covid-19 cases , 1918 recoveries and 3 deaths in Qatar on June 11

Jun 11, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today reported 1,476 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,918 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 51,331. The Ministry also announced 3 deaths due to the virus.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 75071 and there are 23671 active cases under treatment. So far, 69  people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4829 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 274793 tests.

In the last 24 hours, 17 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 230.

The three deaths recorded today belong to people aged 41, 52 and 70 years old who were receiving medical care in intensive care units.

The Ministry of Public Health offered “sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.”

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,” ministry added.

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

 The Ministry states that, based on the extensive data and studies conducted by the concerned authorities in the country, Qatar will begin, starting next Monday, June 15, to lift the restrictions imposed to combat the epidemic gradually in four stages that will last until September 1.

In this context, it is stressed that the application of preventive measures and measures must continue to be implemented in the stages of gradually lifting the imposed restrictions that were applied in the country as a result of the spread of the COVID-19, as failure to adhere to precautionary measures during the next stage will lead to the return of the virus to the country.

The Ministry of Public Health stresses that the gradual lifting of restrictions came after a thorough study of the reality in the State of 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.