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Ministry Announces 238 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus In Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced Wednesday 238 new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from those in quarantine.

The total number of cases in the country stood at 262 as of Wednesday. The ministry officials clarified at a press conference that all the new cases were detected from people in quarantine as they had contact with the first three cases, detected from expatriates on Sunday.
Over 300 people, who were in contact with the first three expatriate Covid-19 cases, had been in quarantine since then. The Ministry said that the number of cases is likely to increase among those who had contact with the previously announced expatriate patients.
“In a record time, we were able to track and quarantine all the contacts. From Sunday to Wednesday, we were able to track the contacts, quarantine them and conduct hundreds of tests. The active involvement and efforts of the healthcare system in the country, has helped in detecting 238 cases and they have been isolated and admitted in hospital,” stated, Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, co-chair of the National Pandemic Committee and the head of Infectious Diseases Division, Hamad Medical Corporation.

Author: Yash Prasad    Source: AlJazeera

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