MOPH reports 174 new Covid-19 cases, 186 recoveries
November 21 2020 12:44 PM
MOPH reports 174 new Covid-19 cases, 186 recoveries

QNA/Doha

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Satuday announced 174 new confirmed cases of coronavirus during the last 24 hours, of which 139 are from community and 35 from travellers returning from abroad.
The MoPH also recorded 186 recoveries during the same period, bringing the total number recoveries in Qatar to 134,100.


The ministry said 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.
Qatar's proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled the ministry to identify a high number of positive cases in the community, it said in a statement.
Qatar has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world.
This is a result of very high quality of care provided thorough the public healthcare sector, 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 and protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
The ministry said though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the pandemic is over as people continue to be admitted with moderate to severe Covid-19 symptoms.
"Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we may experience a second wave of the virus and see then numbers increasing - there are already signs of this happening in other countries around the world," the statement said.
The ministry urged people to avoid close contact with others and keep away from crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.
Anyone suffering from Covid-19 symptoms should either contact 16000 helpline or go directly to one of the designated health centres to undergo the necessary checks: Muaither, Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Slal, or Al Gharafa health centres, the ministry said.
This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it, it added.

Last updated: November 21 2020 08:51 PM


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