COVID-19 recoveries surpass 100K-mark Jul 14, 2020 0 6953 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaIn a heartening news, more than 100,000 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Qatar, thanks to the unwavering efforts of the country to combat the virus. The number of new daily cases and hospital admissions continue to decline.As many as 884 people recovered from the virus on Monday, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 100,627, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in its daily report.Also, 418 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people since the start of the pandemic in the country to 104,016. The number of active cases under treatment declined to 3,240 on Monday from 3,708 a day before.Sadly, two people – aged 70 and 79 – succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll in the country to 149.“All the new cases have been introduced to isolation and are receiving necessary healthcare according to their health status,” the MoPH said.The ministry said the measures to tackle COVID-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus. “The number of new daily cases and hospital admissions is continuing to decline each week,” it said.The MoPH said Qatar’s proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled “us to identify a high number of positive cases in the community”.Qatar has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. This is a result of Qatar’s young population, proactive testing to identify cases early, expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care, to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need.“Even though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is finished in Qatar. Every day between 50 and 100 people are admitted to hospital with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms,” the MoPH said.“Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we may experience a second wave of the virus and see numbers increasing – there are already signs of this happening in other countries around the world. Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable,” the MoPH cautioned.The ministry said while the restrictions of COVID-19 are gradually being lifted in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures – adherence to physical distancing, wearing a face mask and washing hands regularly.” RELATED ARTICLES Awqaf distributes food baskets to families affected by COVID-19 Jul 14, 2020 0 8106 Arab, African envoys laud Qatar’s free healthcare for COVID-19 patients Jul 14, 2020 0 3864 A glimpse of gazelles Jul 14, 2020 0 619 QA Cargo ships 1 million kilos of freight free of charge for charities Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Airways Cargo is taking action like no other airline before and playing an active role in building tomorrow’s world. The world’s largest cargo airline is committed to helping people in .. Ashghal opens upgraded Al Tarfa Intersection to traffic The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened the Al Tarfa Intersection to traffic after completion of the main upgrading works and its infrastructure service utilities. Ashghal also completed the construction of .. Amir congratulates Montenegro prez QNA Doha His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday sent a cable of congratulations to President Milo Dukanovic of the Republic of Montenegro on the occasion of his country’s Statehood .. Amir condoles with Cote d’Ivoire prez QNA Doha His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday held a telephone conversation with President of Cote d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara. During the phone call, HH The Amir offered .. QF, TED launch global platform to showcase ideas in Arabic language Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) and TED on Monday launched TEDinArabic — a two-year initiative that will provide a platform for thinkers, researchers, artists, and .. Barwa in talks to launch two housing projects in Al Wakra Barwa Real Estate Group on Monday announced that necessary procedures underway for contracting to start the implementation of two new projects in Al Wakra. According to a statement posted by Barwa on Qatar Stock ..