Qatar reports 879 Covid-19 cases and one death on June 27

Doha: The Ministry of Public Health confirmed 879 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), 1153 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from Covid-19 in Qatar to 77,225 cases.

The Ministry stated that the death that was recorded today was a patient aged 77 years old.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now stands at 93663 and there are 16328 active cases under treatment. So far, 110 people died from the coronavirus in Qatar. Ministry conducted 3777 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 345691 tests.

In the past 24 hours, 14 patients were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection with Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases that receive medical care in intensive care to 205 cases.

The Ministry said that the number of daily cases that need intensive care and that require hospitalization is decreasing, but it warned that the indicator may return to rise again if the commitment of the members of the community to precautions and preventive measures decreases.

The Ministry warned that the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed by Qatar since June 15 after the epidemic receded in the country does not mean relaxation in the application of precautionary measures and steps by community members because the virus is still present in the community.

The Ministry advised to be more cautious than before and to continue to apply social distancing, maintain sanitization of hands, wear protective mask for the face, observe caution when the person is near an elderly family member or with chronic diseases, reduce the number of social visits and limit them to 15 minutes and maintain safe distance.