Dubai: Qatar has announced the detection of 398 new coronavirus cases, taking the total infections in the country to 109,036 .
According to latest coronavirus update on Saturday, the Ministry of Public Health said that no new fatalities had been reported, leaving the country’s death toll at 164.
The ministry also announced the full recovery of 330 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking that number up to 105,750 of total recovered patients.
The newly detected cases were revealed after conducting 4,326 PCR tests, raising to 469,000 the total number of people tested for coronavirus since the outbreak of the COVID-19 contagion.
Four patients were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from infection, bringing the total number of cases receiving medical care in intensive care currently to 98.
“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. 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. Avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people aggregate. Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable,” the ministry said in a statement.
There are 3,122 active cases, including 98 in the ICU and 516 patients currently under acute hospital care.