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Posted On: 17 June 2021 08:28 pm
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COVID-19 Statistics Qatar: 17 June 2021

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has just announced the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) figures here in Qatar. Check them out below:

Summary of new infections, recoveries and deaths

  • 127 new cases were recorded today, bringing the total number of positive cases in Qatar to date to 220,325. Of these 92 cases were recorded among community members within Qatar and 35 cases among travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine. All new cases are in isolation and are receiving the necessary health care according to their health status.
  • 198 people recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people that have recovered in Qatar to 217,758.
  • 2 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths to date in Qatar to date is 581.
  • 10,562 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 doses administered since the vaccination campaign began to 2,856,149.

National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Data

  • 2,856,149 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
  • 10,562 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
  • 69.2% of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
  • 94.9% of over 60s (the most vulnerable population group) have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 89.1% have received both doses.
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Current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Qatar’s proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled the MoPH to identify cases in the community.
  • Qatar has one of the lowest coronavirus (COVID-19) death rates in the world. This is a result of:
    1. Qatar’s young population
    2. Proactive testing to identify cases early
    3. Expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care,  to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need
    4. Protecting the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
  • Unless we follow all precautionary measures, we will see numbers increasing.
  • Now more than ever, we must be careful and protect the most vulnerable. ​
  • 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

What you can do to stay safe

      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.

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      Source: MopH Qatar
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