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Qatar’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 99 as 1,034 more test positive
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Qatar’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 99 as 1,034 more test positive

Tribune News Network
Doha
After a brief stay in the three-digit territory, the number of new COVID-19 infections reported daily in Qatar crossed over back to a four-digit figure on Monday.
The last 24 hours saw 1,034 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in Qatar as against 881 on Sunday and 1,026 on Saturday. With this, the total active cases in the country reached 18,348.
Meanwhile, Qatar’s COVID-19 recovery tally is continuing its buoyant upswing as 1,637 shrugged off the virus on Monday, raising the total number of people who have fought and defeated the virus to 69,956. The total identified infections since the outbreak in Qatar stands at 88,443.
However, the virus claimed the life of a 60-year-old on Monday to bring the death toll so far to 99.
In the last 24 hours, 11 COVID-19 patients were shifted to the intensive care unit, bringing the total number of critical cases in the ICUs to 219.
The Ministry confirms 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 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.
Ministry of Public Health states that the State of Qatar has now started to overcome the peak stage of the virus outbreak with the spread of the virus, thanks to the measures and measures taken by the state to address it, in addition to the commitment of the community members to the recommendations and preventive instructions, the most important of which are social separation, staying at home, not going out except for necessity and not mixing.
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 reaffirms the necessity for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict methods and precautions to reduce the risk of infection with them and work to protect them from infection by refraining from social visits, wearing the mask and cleansing the hands when near them.
The Ministry states that since June 15, the State of Qatar has started gradually lifting restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in four stages that will last until September 1, based on the extensive data and studies conducted by the concerned authorities in the country as well as international experiences where other countries have succeeded in limiting the spread of the virus while gradually lifting the restrictions imposed by it.
Preventive measures should continue to be observed throughout the gradually lifting of restrictions as the failure to do so may lead to the return of the virus outbreak in the country.
The Ministry warns 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 stage that depends on everyone’s commitment to implementing the required precautions.
The Ministry of Public Health also stresses that the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the whole world posed a great challenge to all countries and affected the consequences of all societies in a different way. Therefore, it is important to realize that all the precautionary measures that are taken aim primarily to protect public health and protect individuals from this virus, taking into account all other aspects of life, whether social or economic.
The Ministry recommends visiting its website regularly to view the latest information and instructions related to COVID-19.​

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