166 new cases in Qatar, 28 more recover
April 09 2020 01:27 PM
MoPH announces 166 new coronavirus cases, 28 recoveries


The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday announced 166 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Qatar, and 28 more cases of recovery, taking the total number of recovered patients to 206.

Some new cases are related to travellers who came to Qatar and others related to contacts, including citizens and residents. Some other new cases were reported among expatriate workers, MoPH said in a statement, released through Qatar News Agency.

The new cases have been put in quarantine and are receiving the necessary medical care, the statement said.

According to a tweet from the MoPH, 1,326 people were tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of people tested so far to 43,144.

There are 2,376 positive cases in the country and 2,164 active cases are currently undergoing treatment. Six people have died of Covid-19 in Qatar, according to the tweet.

The MoPH reiterated its call to all members of society to take the necessary precautions and maintain social and physical distancing to reduce the chances of contracting the virus, QNA added.

Last updated: April 09 2020 07:22 PM

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