Breaking News, Qatar has announced that there’s 238 new cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country. This brings the total to 262 cases as of March 11, 2020.
This announcement was made via statement from the Ministry of Public Health. All patients have been admitted to the hospital and are in complete isolation. All patients are in stabled condition.
Below is the official Twitter post from MOPH:
MOPH announced today in a press conference 238 new confirmed cases of #coronavirus 2019 (#COVID19) in #Qatar for residents who had contact with the three cases announced last Sunday.The total number of confirmed cases is 262 so far..https://t.co/EfcoBzK3tN
— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) March 11, 2020
Below is the full announcement from the Ministry of Public Health
MOPH Announces 238 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced today the registration of 238 new confirmed cases of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the State of Qatar for residents who had contact with the three cases announced last Sunday.
MoPH has declared that the new confirmed cases were registered from those who were in quarantine as part of the precautionary measures after confirming three residents with the infection, which prevented them from contacting other members of the society. The total number of confirmed coronavirus in Qatar reached 262 so far.
The Ministry said that the number of cases is likely to increase among those who had contact with the previously announced expatriate patients. The Ministry reassures all members of the public that all of the patients’ contacts have been quarantined and are being tested to ensure they are free from infection. The Ministry confirmed that all patients have been admitted to the hospital under complete isolation and affirmed that all patients are in a stable health condition and are receiving medical care as appropriate.
The ministry urges all members of the public to take all preventative measures to ensure their safety and that of the community and to refer to the Ministry’s website www.moph.gov.qa for more information and the latest developments on COVID-19. The MOPH has also set up a dedicated, round-the-clock call center to answer all questions and inquiries related to COVID-19. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.