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Daily COVID-19 cases drop below 200-mark

Daily COVID-19 cases drop below 200-mark

Tribune News Network
Doha
The number of daily coronavirus (COVID-19) cases dropped below 200 in Qatar on Sunday, thanks to proactive measures being taken by authorities to limit the spread of the virus.
Qatar on Sunday reported 196 COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in its daily report.
Also, 201 more people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 107,779.
Sadly, three people – aged 48, 60 and 71 – succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 177.
The MoPH said all the new cases have been put in isolation and are receiving necessary healthcare.
“Measures to tackle COVID-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus and the number of new daily cases and hospital admissions is continuing to decline each week,” the MoPH noted.
“Proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled us to identify a high number of positive cases in the community,” it added.
The MoPH said Qatar has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world.
The ministry said even though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is finished in Qatar.
“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,” the MoPH added.
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.
The MoPH urged people to adhere to physical distancing, avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate, wearing a face mask, and washing hands regularly.Proactive measures helped Qatar limit the spread of the virus, says MoPH