QT-Online / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Categories: Top News Qatar’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 4 to 146 as 520 more test positive Tribune News Network Doha As many as 520 people tested positive for COVID-19 while 961 patients made recovery in Qatar on Friday, according to the Ministry of Public Health. With this, the total number of recovered patients in Qatar rose to 98,232. Four more patients — aged 30, 57, 70 and 91 — died due to the infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll at 146. On Friday, seven COVID-19 patients were shifted to the intensive care unit, bringing the total number of cases in the ICUs to 139. The Ministry of Public Health points to the decrease in the number of daily cases that require intensive care, as the number of daily cases that require hospitalization is decreasing, but warns that infections may rise again if the community's commitment to precautions and preventive measures decreases. The Ministry explains that the new cases were diagnosed through the emergency departments or different health centers. The infection transmitted to them from people who had been previously infected, as the Ministry of Public Health continues to conduct investigative and proactive investigations, which contributes to early detection of cases. The new confirmed cases have completely isolated in the various medical facilities in the country, where they are receiving the necessary health care according to the health status of each case. The Ministry of Public Health states that the coronavirus epidemic is gradually declining in the State of Qatar due to the precautions and preventive measures implemented by the state and the commitment to them it by members of the community with a recent decrease in the number of infections. This is considered a reassuring indicator, but it does not mean the end of the epidemic as the virus is still present in the community. The Ministry indicates that the number of daily infections among citizens and residents (other than expatriate workers) has increased compared to what it was in May, despite the overall decrease in the total daily infections in Qatar. The Ministry cautions that most of the infections in these two categories belong to members of the same family, and that the source of the infections is often due to social mixing with friends or other relatives. Care must be taken not to transmit the virus, especially to the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Previous Article Qatar’s parks, bicycle lanes offer a safe, green space to sweat it out Next Article Trump says he’s working to set up ’very big’ merit-based immigration system Print 4654 Rate this article: 3.8 Please login or register to post comments.