A picture of the Doha skyline. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Qatar has risen to 108,638 as on Friday, July 24, 2020. Image Credit: Agencies

Dubai: Qatar on Friday reported 394 new COVID-19 cases, 402 recoveries and zero deaths.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Qatar to 108,638 and the total recoveries to 105,420, leaving 3,054 active cases under treatment. No new death was recorded in Qatar in the last 24 hours, keeping the death toll at 164.

The Ministry of Public Health affirmed that 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 ministry noted that Qatar’s proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled it to identify a high number of positive cases in the community.

Qatar has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world.

The ministry made it clear that even though restrictions are being lifted, and numbers are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is over 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”, the ministry said in Friday’s statement.