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Four more people die of COVID-19 in Qatar as 1,754 test positive

Tribune New Network
Doha
Four more patients died of coronavirus in Qatar on Friday, bringing the death toll so far to 49, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
The last 24 hours also saw 1,754 more people testing positive and 1,467 patients recovering from the disease.
With this, active COVID-19 cases in Qatar reached 24,511. The total number of recovered patients stands at 40,935. 
Meanwhile, the number of identified infections since the outbreak in Qatar rose to 65,495. 
Over the last 24 hours, 18 patients had been admitted to intensive care due to the virus, bringing the total number of patients currently in intensive care to 238 cases.
The Ministry states that there has been a small decrease in the number acute COVID positive patients being admitted to intensive care thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry of Public Health and the concerned authorities to limit the spread of the virus, the most important of which is the early detection of the virus which can contribute significantly to reducing the severity of infection. 
The Ministry states that the new cases are due to expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to recording new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions. The new cases have been identified through track and trace team at the Ministry of Public Health. 
Cases of infection have also increased significantly among citizens and residents as a result of contact with infected family members who had been infected in the workplace or through visits and family gatherings. 
The new confirmed cases of infection have been introduced to complete isolation in the various medical facilities in the country, where they receive the necessary healthcare according to the health status of each case.
The Ministry of Public Health reports that the people who have sadly died over the last 24 hours we aged 90, 70, 62 and 80 years – all of whom were suffering from chronic diseases, and receiving the necessary medical support in intensive care. The Ministry of Public Health offers its sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The Ministry affirms that efforts to tackle the (Covid-19) virus in the State of Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and reducing the impact of the virus mainly through the preventive measures taken and the cooperation of all members of society, and that the number of new hospital admissions is now showing a limited decrease.
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.
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