DOHA, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Qatar's Supreme Council of Health (SCH) reported
Tuesday the first confirmed death of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
coronavirus and the third case among Qataris.
"The new case is for 56-year-old Qatari woman who suffers from several
chronic diseases and risk factors. She was admitted to intensive care unit at
a hospital on 23 August and died on 31 August," the SCH said in a press
It pointed that the second case was a 59-year-old Qatari citizen who felt
the symptoms while abroad. Upon his arrival on 15 August he was checked up and
diagnosed with the disease, but he recovered.
The third is a 29-year-old Qatari citizen who suffers from one chronic
disease and several risk factors. He felt the symptoms on 17 August. He is in
a critical condition and is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit,
noted the statement.
It said that all those who have exposure to the patients were tested in
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) laboratory and their diagnoses were negative,
adding that a fact-finding team is monitoring and giving advice to all those
who have exposure to the patients in accordance with World Health Organization
The SCH emphasized that surveillance and monitoring procedures are always
tightening up and infection control for all cases of acute respiratory
infections are also tightened up, stressing on continuing to check up all
those who have exposure to confirmed cases in cooperation with Hamad Medical
Corporation (HMC) and other medical service providers. (end)
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