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MoPH announces 1201 new Covid-19 cases , 1780 recoveries and 4 deaths on June 16

Jun 16, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today announced 1,201 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), with 1,780 people recovering in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 60,461 cases, in addition to recording 4 deaths

The ministry explains that the deaths that were recorded today were receiving medical care in intensive care. Two of the deceased were 61 years old while the other two are 43 and 53 years old.  The Ministry 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 82077 and there are 21536 active cases under treatment. So far, 80   people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 5161 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 300499 tests.

In the last 24 hours, 19 new patients have been admitted to intensive care due to health complications related to the virus, bringing the total number of cases currently in intensive care to 244.

The ministry explained that the new cases had the virus transmitted to them from people who had been previously infected, as the Ministry of Public Health continues to conduct investigative and proactive testing, which contributes to early detection of cases.

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.

From June 15, Qatar has started gradually lifting restrictions due to the Corona pandemic in four stages that will last until September 1, based on the extensive data and studies conducted by the concerned authorities in the country.

The Ministry warned that lifting the restrictions gradually does not mean the disappearance of the Corona pandemic, but that during the development of the gradual lifting plan, priorities were taken into consideration, while taking full care to avoid the risks that may arise from the process of lifting, stressing that each stage will be subject to evaluation and review based on the curve of the spread of the virus, as the success of each A stage that depends on everyone’s commitment to implementing the required precautions.