The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has just announced the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) figures here in Qatar.
New Cases and Recoveries
148 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 69 among travellers were announced today.
135 people have recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 224838.
No new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths to date in Qatar to date is 601.
National COVID-19 Vaccination Program Data
3,951,518 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
9,247 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
88.5% 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 93.9% have received both doses.
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 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.