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Posted On: 20 July 2021 06:11 pm
Updated On: 20 July 2021 07:07 pm

COVID-19 Statistics Qatar: 20 July 2021

Binu Cherian
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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:

New Cases and Recoveries

  • 77 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the community and 31 among travelers were announced today.
  • 105 people have recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 222,362.

National COVID-19 Vaccination Program Data

  • 3,580,870 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
  • 21,558 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
  • 78.7% of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
  • 98.6% of over 60s (the most vulnerable population group) have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 93.5% have received both doses.
Covid 19 cases Qatar 20 July 2021
Image credit: Ministry of Public Health

Current COVID-19 status

  • In recent weeks the combined impact of COVID-19 restrictions and increasing vaccination rates, and the overwhelming support of the community, has resulted in a consistent reduction in the number of new daily infections in the country.
  • However, it is still important to be cautious as the second wave is not yet over and there are still two highly contagious and highly virulent strains of the virus that are actively circulating in the community.
  • Phase Three of the Gradual Lifting of Restrictions began on Friday 09 July and is part of a four-phase plan to be delivered over the coming months
  • The date of implementation and the duration of each next phase will depend on the epidemic indicators, which depend to a great extent on the degree of compliance of the community members with the current measures, restrictions and guidance by the government.
  • For now, it is important that people, including those who are vaccinated, continue to wear a mask as advised and maintain social distancing.

What you can do

  • With COVID-19 still a threat to our health here in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:
    • Adherence to physical distancing.
    • Avoiding close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.
    • Wearing a face mask
    • Washing hands regularly.
  • People should take the COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity when their turn comes.
  • Anyone suffering from COVID-19 symptoms should contact 16000 helpline immediately. This is important as the earlier disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.

    Source: MoPH Qatar

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