Qatar reported 1097 Covid-19 cases ; 2 deaths and 1711 recoveries on June 17

Jun 17, 2020

Ministry of Public Health today announced 1,097 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), with 1,711 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 62,172. The Ministry also announces two new deaths

Deaths that were recorded today were receiving medical care in intensive care and were for people aged 67 and 87 years old. 

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 83174 and there are 20920 active cases under treatment. So far, 82 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4302 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 304801 tests.

In the last 24 hours, 9 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 240.

The Ministry explains 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.

The Ministry confirmed that efforts to tackle the COVID-19 virus in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the virus by a large percentage thanks to the decisions of the ban, the preventive measures taken, and the awareness and cooperation of all members of society, and that there are relatively low average numbers in relation to the recorded cases of new hospital admissions.

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.

The Ministry warned that lifting the restrictions gradually does not mean the disappearance of the COVID-19 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.