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COVID-19 recoveries surpass 100K-mark

COVID-19 recoveries surpass 100K-mark

Tribune News Network
Doha
In 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.”