He stressed that this matter will be gradual and phased only when it is confirmed that the peak of the new Corona virus “Covid 19” in Qatar has been surpassed, so that if this is achieved, consideration will be given to lifting some of the restrictions currently imposed, according to a tweet of the Ministry of Health, again at the same time, the invitation To adhere to precautionary measures and preventive measures to reduce the spread of the virus and maintain social estrangement, and for people to continue to play their part, fulfill their responsibilities and follow protective guidelines.
He said during the press conference held by the Ministry of Health this evening, Thursday, that the epidemic began to increase during the last 3 weeks and began entering the peak stage during the past week. The curve indicates that we started to enter the peak phase a few days ago and we expect that the curve will rise something before it stabilizes so that it is recorded The same number of cases on a daily basis before it begins to gradually decline.
He explained that almost 59 days have passed since the Corona epidemic in Qatar, and that the first day of the presence of the virus among residents who are not coming from travel is the eighth of last March, and that most of the infections are between the age group from 29 to 34 years, followed by the age group between 35 to 44 years And injuries are limited among adults, and that there is a percentage of infection among children and in their entirety that is very light or without symptoms, stressing the importance of being more careful than before, avoiding contact with others and not leaving the house except for necessity, pointing at the same time that the vast majority of people infected with a virus Corona in Qatar suffers from only mild symptoms and resurgence Its influenza is recovering fully.
He pointed out that there is a noticeable increase in the cases of recovery among those infected with the Corona virus (2286 cases) and that the number is increasing and this is a very good indicator, pointing out that recovery from the disease means the disappearance of symptoms and that the smears on the respiratory system become negative, indicating that the recovery stage needs from among Two to 4 weeks, and sometimes even 5 or 6 weeks, depending on the situation.
Regarding the recent increase in the number of cases infected with corona, Dr. Al-Khal said that this is expected to continue for some time, noting that most countries around the world are witnessing a sharp rise in daily numbers before they recorded stability, calling for optimism despite the high number of injuries in Qatar because the proportion of Critical cases or deaths are very low, praising the efforts made by the relevant authorities in the country, especially the Ministry of Health, saying that the health care sector has rapidly strengthened the capacity to absorb Corona virus patients in appropriate facilities and has the capacity to absorb more when needed.
He said that preventive measures such as physical distance did not stop the spread of the Corona virus, but it reduced the speed of its spread and enabled the health care system to provide high-quality care to patients who need intensive medical treatment, stressing that it is necessary for people to continue to play their role and carry out their responsibilities and follow the preventive instructions.
** Industrial Zone:
Regarding the developments in the industrial zone, Dr. Al-Khalil said that the health measures that are being applied in the industrial zone since the start of the embargo are still ongoing even with the gradual lifting of the embargo. It is divided into 3 levels:
* Firstly, related to public health, which is the early detection of injuries, the investigation of cases in contact with them, their quarantine, and the isolation of cases that are confirmed as being infected. These measures are still ongoing and are considered an essential pillar in combating the spread of the virus.
* Secondly, it is related to general hygiene and adherence to health principles that prevent disease in general, including infectious diseases. There is a focus from the Ministry of Health on this aspect by improving the living conditions and improving the health culture of workers who live in this region in addition to the procedures for random and repeated examination of the region and this shows how successful Measures and efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in the region, and this is still ongoing.
* Thirdly, providing health services for residents and workers in this region, and there are continuing great efforts in providing a medical complex under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health, which provides several levels of medical services, including emergency services, as well as outpatient treatment and short-stay units.
Regarding those who enter intensive care from among those with corona, Dr. Al-Khalil explained that most of those who were admitted to intensive care suffer from chronic diseases such as heart, diabetes, etc., and weak immunity in addition to the elderly, and that 1% of the injured end up in intensive care and half of them need to Ventilator and that between 8 to 10 people are inserted into intensive care, most of them suffer from chronic diseases and weak immunity, and from the elderly, there are also some young people.
He added that since the beginning of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Qatar, there are 328 cases that needed to enter intensive care, approximately 208 of them recovered, and that the number in intensive care now reaches 109 cases and 47% of them need a respirator, and that there are 12 deaths of the infected They have been admitted to intensive care to this day.
He said that 53% of the patients in intensive care do not need respirators and there is a limited number (5 cases only) that need membranous oxidation devices outside the body where the lungs have failed in the process of oxygen exchange so blood is pumped out of the body to a device that compensates for the work of the lungs By giving oxygen to the blood and returning it to the body.
Healing of the largest infected with corona
In a statement to Qatar TV, in response to a question related to the recovery of the largest infected person with corona virus in Qatar, she is an 85-year-old citizen. This reminds us that the elderly are vulnerable to infection with the virus and still find his way to them despite the instructions and warnings by the Ministry of Health, considering that this It should be a lesson for everyone that more should be done to protect the elderly until the emergence of an effective vaccination for “Covid 19”, considering that the recovery of citizenship confirms the efficiency and quality of medical services provided by the Hamad Medical Corporation under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health, adding: there is great care and attention In all patients, regardless of nationalities they.
Dr. Al-Khal saw that the results of plasma therapy are encouraging, pointing out that there are more than 40 patients in intensive care receiving plasma treatment, continuing: they continue to collect plasma and invite all those who have recovered from HIV infection to attend in person or contact the TCDC to donate plasma.