Coronavirus Cases In Qatar Jump To 238 In One Day

Publish On: 12 Mar, 2020 10:39 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

DOHA: In a span of a single day, the COVID-19 cases in Qatar jumped to 238. According to the country's Ministry of Public Health, the count of total infected people so far is 262. 

The Ministry announced in its statement that the new cases were those who were quarantined since the discovery of the first three cases, said The Peninsula Qatar newspaper in a report. 

This new development came after three patients in the country were tested positive who had "shared accommodation."

This one-day rise in the number was related to those three expatriate workers.

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The Ministry, on Wednesday, said that the number of infected patients from the novel virus is suspected to increase among the contacts of the previous patients who are subjected to quarantine. 

The Peninsula Qatar reported that the Ministry said, "community members to be reassured that all declared cases enjoy a very good health condition and receive medical care at the Center for Transitional Diseases."

Each individual of the Ministry is to follow possible precautionary measures so as to ensure their as well as the community's safety. 

There have been no death reports so far from the country but as a safety measure against the coronavirus outbreak, educational institutions are closed, public events are cancelled (that includes MotoGP) and travellers from 14 countries have been banned there.