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
156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were announced today. 98 of these are from community members and 58from travellers return from abroad.
337 people recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people that have recovered in Qatar to 212,716.
In addition, the Ministry announces 2 new deaths, aged 53 and 56years of age, both had a history of chronic disease and were receiving the necessary medical care.
National COVID-19 Vaccination Program Data
2,491,638 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
15,801 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
62.8% of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
91.5% of over 60s (the most vulnerable population group) have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 85.5% have received both doses.
Current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Qatar’s proactive and extensive testing of suspected cases has enabled us to identify a high number of positive cases in the community.
Qatar has one of the lowest coronavirus (COVID-19) death rates in the world. This is a result of:
Qatar’s young population
Proactive testing to identify cases early
Expanding hospital capacity, especially intensive care, to ensure all patients receive the medical care they need
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:
Muaither Health Centre
Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre
Um Slal Health Centre
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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