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MoPH announces 389 new Covid-19 cases , 405 recoveries and 2 deaths on July 20

Jul 20, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today recorded 389 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 405 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 103782. The Ministry also announced two deaths due to Covid-19. 

Ministry announced the death of two individuals aged 70 and 71 - who were receiving necessary medical care.

All new cases have been placed in isolation and are receiving necessary health care according to their health status.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar is 107037 and there are 3096 active cases under treatment. So far, 159 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar.

Ministry conducted 4336 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 446036 tests. There are 30 cases of hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

Nine patients were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with the virus, bringing the total number of cases receiving medical care in intensive care currently to 126.

“Even though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is finished in Qatar – every day between 50 and 100 people are admitted to hospital with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we may experience a second wave of the virus and see numbers increasing – there are already signs of this happening in other countries around the world. Avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people aggregate. Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable,” ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry of Public Health urged anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to contact the unified helpline (16000), or to go to one of the virus testing centers, since the earlier detection of the disease results in a better chance of recovery. 

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