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Qatar tribune
Tribune News Network
A 59-year-old man died of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Qatar on Saturday, raising the death toll so far to eight as 345 more test positive to bring the total infected cases to 5,008.
An acute heart attack led to the death of the 59-year-old, who had been under the treatment for the virus infection, the ministry said as it extended its condolences to the victim’s family.
Meanwhile, 46 infected persons recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total 510.
Qatar carried out 1,811 tests in the last 24 hours raising the total tests done so far to 60,139.
Most of the new cases identified on Saturday are contacts of previously diagnosed individuals, including citizens, residents and temporary workers. All of them have been placed under complete isolation and they are receiving necessary medical care, the ministry said.
The Ministry of Public Health states that the noticeable increase in the number of confirmed new cases of infection is due to several reasons, including the fact that the spread of the virus has started to enter into the peak stage, which is the highest wave that affects the country, which may continue to increase for a period before it starts to decline. It is also due to the steady increase in efforts of the Ministry of Public Health and its medical teams to track the transmission chains of the Coronavirus and conduct intensive and proactive investigations of groups of contacts with people who were diagnosed with the disease previously. This has contributed to the early detection of many cases of infection and reducing the spread of the virus.
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