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
110 new cases were recorded today, bringing the total number of positive cases in Qatar to date to 359,259. Of these 110 cases were recorded among community members within Qatar and 0cases 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.
173 people recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people that have recovered in Qatar to 357,391.
1 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths to date in Qatar to date is 677.
National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Data
6,481,249 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
5135 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
1,345,505 COVID-19 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date.
88.3% of the total population have been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine.
Current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Like many countries around the world, Qatar has been confronting a new wave of COVID-19, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
The most recent data appears to show that we have reached the peak of this third wave as the number of new daily cases is now declining.
The support of the community in adhering to the government restrictions and standard COVID-19 precautions, as well as the high vaccination rate, has played a significant role in reaching a plateau of new daily cases.
However, the virus is still circulating in Qatar and with high numbers of new cases continuing to be identified each day, and it is very important that people continue to act cautiously and follow the restrictions and preventive measures.
There is clear evidence of the protective effects of the vaccines and the majority of patients being admitted to ICU with COVID-19 are either unvaccinated or had their second dose more than 6 months ago and have not received a booster dose.
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 the 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.
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