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Three more die of COVID-19 as 1,368 test positive in Qatar

Tribune New Network
Three more patients died of coronavirus in Qatar on Monday, bringing the death toll so far to 57, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
The deceased were aged 50, 52 and 65 years, the ministry said as it extended its condolences to their families. 
The last 24 hours also saw 1,368 more people testing positive and 1,597 patients recovering from the disease.
With this, active COVID-19 cases in Qatar fell from 24,398 on Sunday to 24,166. The total number of recovered patients stands at 45,935,
Meanwhile, the number of identified infections since the outbreak in Qatar rose to 70,158. 
In the last 24 hours, 19 new patients were shifted intensive care units due to health complications resulting from infection, bringing the total number of cases currently in ICUs to 241.
The Ministry also states that there has been a small decrease in the number of acute COVID-19 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 explains that the deaths that were recorded today were receiving medical care in intensive care, and the deceased were suffering from several chronic diseases.
The three new deaths are attributed to people aged 50, 52 and 65 years old. The Ministry of Public Health offers sincere condolences and great sympathy to the families of the deceased.
The Ministry affirms that efforts to tackle the 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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