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957 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Qatar as 54 recover


Qatar on Monday confirmed COVID-19 on 957 more people, bringing the total infected in the country to 11,244, according to the Ministry of Public Health.


While no new death was reported, 54 people made recovery in the last 24 hours to raise the total to 1,066. The death toll stands at 10 and the total number of people undergoing treatment for the virus infection at 10,168. 


Most of the new cases are of expatriate workers in different occupations who have been in contact with previously discovered cases. Some groups of workers from outside the Industrial Area who were identified through testing by the Ministry of Public Health. This has contributed to the early detection of new cases.


Most of the new cases registered that of expatriate workers in different occupations who have come in contact with those tested positive earlier. The new cases also include groups of workers from outside the industrial area who were identified through testing by the Ministry of Public Health. This has contributed to the early detection of new cases.


The remainder of new cases infected with the virus that of citizens and residents who have contracted the virus from members of their families, who in turn had contracted the virus at their workplaces or other places where they had been to exposed to infected people. All the new infected cases have been quarantined with proper medical attention.


On its website, the ministry attributed the recent surge in daily COVID-19 cases to several reasons, including the transmission approaching a peak in Qatar. This means, the daily cases continue to rise for a period before it begins to decline, the ministry said.


Besides, aggressive efforts to trace transmission chains and increased surveillance have contributed to the early detection of COVID-19 cases, it added.


Source: Qatar Tribune

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