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
63 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 63 among travellers were announced today.
137 people have recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 222,976.
National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Data
3,662,171 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
20,169 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
79.2% 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.
Current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
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.
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 the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
Visit the MOPH website for regular updates and the latest information.