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Posted On: 18 February 2021 11:00 pm
Updated On: 18 February 2021 11:10 pm

Coronavirus in Qatar -- Week 51 Updates

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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Did you know that this week saw 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in total and the maximum recoveries in a day were 276 recorded on 11 February 2021, while 462 was the highest number of newly infected cases recorded on 18 February 2021? Here are the latest updated weekly trends in terms of recoveries, new cases and deaths related to the current COVID-19 situation.

From 11-18 February 2021, 3,162 people were referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks and 224 for violating the maximum people allowed in a vehicle in Qatar, 22 for not adhering to physical distancing, 17 for violating home quarantine rules and 29 for not downloading EHTERAZ on their phones.

The State of Qatar reimposed restrictions due to the increase in the number of cases. Click here to know the entire list: COVID-19 restrictions reimposed in Qatar

Note: As per COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please make sure to abide by the COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, showing your Ehteraz green status, and frequent hand washing.

    Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)

    Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)
    Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)

    From 448 new confirmed cases reported on 11 February, the numbers slightly increased to 450 the next day, after which it further increased to 453 on 13 February, and then decreased to 440 on 14 February. The next day, 15 February, saw 448 new infections, followed by 446 and 453 on the next two consecutive days, before increasing to 462 on 18 February, towards the end of the week.

    Daily recoveries in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)

    Daily recoveries in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)
    Daily recoveries in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)

    From 276 recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 11 February, the numbers decreased to 212 on 12 February, following which it further decreased to 198 and then to 177 recoveries for the next two days. The numbers then increased to 186 and before decreasing to 138 the following two days. The number of recoveries saw a sharp decrease to 128 on 17 February and a sharp increase to 265 on the last day of the week on 18 February.

    Daily deaths in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)

    Daily deaths in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)
    Daily deaths in Qatar (11 February - 18 February 2021)

    This week saw 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in total recorded on 11, 13, and 16 February 2021.

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    COVID-19 vaccine updates in Qatar

    Qatar started the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on December 23, the second doses of the vaccine have also started. Here are some of the updates in Qatar:

    • The Ministry of Public Health has announced that the COVID-19 vaccination certificate now available on MyHealth Patient Portal. All individuals who have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will automatically have a vaccination certificate available for them in the MyHealth Patient Portal 7 days after their second dose. Registration and activation will take approximately 24 hours.
    • Starting Sunday, January 17, 2021, the Ministry of Public Health's new online registration form for the COVID-19 vaccine is open to citizens and residents who want to register their desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • In a Tweet, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), updated the list of health facilities that have been approved to conduct COVID-19 PCR test. There are now a total of 40 health centres that have been approved.
    • Here are some important tips for people taking the COVID-19 vaccine, as said by MoPH official:
      - If a person had come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the date for taking the second dose should be delayed for 14 days from the date of contact.
      - The person will be fully protected from COVID-19 infection after a week or two from taking the second dose of the vaccine.
    • The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced the launch of a weblink on its website where certificates of completing the 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine can be downloaded or printed. It also added that certificates can also be obtained via the MyHealth App.
    • The MOPH has issued an emergency use authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for use Qatar by the MoPH.
    • The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has urged all residents and citizens over 60 years of age to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.
    • The Ministry of Public Health has announced, a change to the current vaccine priority group eligibility criteria adding teachers and school administration staff to the list as Qatar expands its National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
    • The Ministry of Public Health has announced that fully vaccinated people are now exempt from quarantine requirements following travel abroad and following exposure to a COVID-19 positive case.

    What can you do to be safe?

    It is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following the following precautions:

    • Remain committed to social distancing.
    • Avoid social visits to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.
    • Wear a face mask as recommended when out of the house.
    • Wash hands with soap and water regularly; if not available use a sanitiser.
    • It is important that we continue to protect the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases and remind their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits.
    • Call the toll free 24/7 coronavirus hotline at 16000 for information or if you have COVID-19-like or flu-like symptoms. This is important as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.​ The four main testing centres are:
      1. Muaither Health Centre
      2. Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre
      3. Um Slal Health Centre
      4. Al Gharafa Health Centre

    The Ministry also recommends that you regularly visit the MoPH website to view the latest information and instructions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the most up-to-date guidance on how to stay safe.

    When do you think the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will end in Qatar? Are you following all the SOPs? Do let us know your thoughts in our comments section. Do like and share the article - it keeps us going!