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735 people recover as Qatar reports 1637 new Covid-19 cases on May 19

Doha: The Ministry of Public Health announced today 1637 new confirmed cases of corona virus (Covid-19) and 735 people recovered from the disease during the last twenty-four hours, bringing the total number of recovery cases in Qatar to 5634 cases.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 35606 and there are 29957 active cases under treatment. So far, 15 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 4487 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 166182  tests.

24 cases were admitted to intensive care due to health complications in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases receiving medical care in intensive care to 163 cases.

The Ministry said that the high number of cases among citizens and residents is due to the lack of compliance with precautionary measures, the most important of which is social distancing.

The Ministry of Health stated that Qatar has now entered the peak phase of the virus outbreak, which is witnessing a rise in the number of cases recorded daily, stressing the need to adhere to more than ever before the preventive measures and social measures recommended.

The Ministry also stressed the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict methods and measures to reduce the chances of infection with the virus in the elderly and chronic disease groups and work to protect them from infection by refraining from social visits for the remainder of Ramadan and also on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.

 

Source: Peninsula 

 

 

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