MoPH re­ports 126,218 to­tal Covid-19 re­cov­er­ies

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The Min­istry of Public Health (MoPH) re­ported yes­ter­day 235 new con­firmed cases of Covid-19, of which 195 are from com­mu­nity cases and 40 from trav­ellers re­turn­ing from abroad. It also re­ported the death of a 70-year-old pa­tient, who re­ceived the nec­es­sary med­i­cal care. The min­istry also recorded 212 re­cov­er­ies in the last 24 hours, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of re­cov­er­ies to 126,218.

The Min­istry of Public Health (MoPH) re­ported yes­ter­day, 235 new con­firmed cases of Covid-19, of which 195 are from com­mu­nity cases and 40 from trav­ellers re­turn­ing from abroad.

It also re­ported the death of a 70-year-old pa­tient, who re­ceived the nec­es­sary med­i­cal care.

The min­istry also recorded 212 re­cov­er­ies in the last 24 hours, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of re­cov­er­ies to 126,218. All new cases have been kept in iso­la­tion and are re­ceiv­ing nec­es­sary health­care .

The min­istry said mea­sures to tackle Covid-19 in Qatar have suc­ceeded in flat­ten­ing the curve and lim­it­ing the spread of the virus and the num­ber of new daily cases and hos­pi­tal ad­mis­sions are con­tin­u­ing to de­cline each week.

Qatar’s proac­tive and ex­ten­sive test­ing of sus­pected cases has en­abled the MoPH to iden­tify a high num­ber of pos­i­tive cases in the com­mu­nity. Qatar has one of the low­est Covid-19 death rates in the world.

This is a re­sult of:

Very high qual­ity of care pro­vided through the public health­care sec­tor

Qatar’s young pop­u­la­tion z Proac­tive test­ing to iden­tify cases early

Expanding hos­pi­tal ca­pac­ity, es­pe­cially in­ten­sive care, to en­sure pa­tients re­ceive the med­i­cal care

Pro­tect­ing the el­derly and those with chronic dis­eases Even though re­stric­tions are be­ing lifted, and num­bers are de­clin­ing, this does not mean that the Covid-19 pan­demic is over in Qatar, as peo­ple con­tinue to be ad­mit­ted 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, as 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 peo­ple con­gre­gate. Now more than ever, we must be care­ful and pro­tect the most vul­ner­a­ble. Any­one suf­fer­ing from Covid-19 symp­toms should ei­ther con­tact 16000 helpline or go di­rectly to one of the designated health cen­tres to un­dergo the nec­es­sary checks.

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