Did you know that this week (23-29 September 2021) saw 1 death due to COVID-19, and the maximum recoveries in a day were 173 (23 September 2021), while 109 (23 September 2021) was the highest number of newly infected cases? Here are the latest updated weekly trends in terms of recoveries, new cases, and deaths related to the current COVID-19 situation.
From 23-29 September 2021, 1,187 people were referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks, 103for not adhering to physical distancing, and 15for not downloading EHTERAZ on their phones. A total of 1,305 violationswere recorded from 23-29 September 2021.
Note: As per COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please make sure to abide by the COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing a mask as per the conditions stated, physical distancing, showing your Ehteraz green status, and frequent hand washing.
Daily cases receiving treatment in Qatar (23-29 September 2021)
On average there have been 93 new cases per day over the last week (23-29 September 2021). With the highest number of cases being reported on 23 September (109 cases) and the lowest numbers on 26 September (67 cases).
Daily recoveries in Qatar
(23-29 September 2021)
On average there have been 135 recoveries per day over the last week (23-29 September 2021). With the highest number of recoveries being reported on 23 September (173 recoveries) and the lowest number of recoveries on 24 September (97 recoveries).
Daily deaths in Qatar
(23-29 September 2021)
From 23-29 September 2021, the total number of deaths recorded was 1 on 26 September 2021.
In recent weeks the combined impact of COVID-19 restrictions and increasing vaccination rates, and the overwhelming support of the community, have 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 following COVID-19 vaccines are accepted for entry into Qatar as per the Ministry of Public Health's announcement on 8 July 2021. Travelers fully vaccinated with the above-specified *conditional vaccines will be subject to an antibody test on arrival if the result is positive with antibodies, exempted from quarantine; otherwise, the traveler must undergo applicable quarantine based on country of departure and perform COVID-19 PCR tests upon arrival.
Approved vaccines: 1. Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNTech 2. Spikevax by ModernaTX, Inc. 3. Vaxzevria, Covishield by Oxford-Astrazeneca 4. Janssen/Johnson&Johnson (only one dose)
Conditionally approved vaccine*: 1. Sinopharm
Latest vaccine updates
4,708,867 COVID-19 vaccine doseshave been administered since the start of the program.
6,350 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
81.7% of the total population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Here are some important tips for people taking the COVID-19 vaccine, as said by MoPH official: - If a person had come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the date for taking the second dose should be delayed for 14 days from the date of contact. - The person will be fully protected from COVID-19 infection after a week or two from taking the second dose of the vaccine.
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Home Healthcare Service (HHS) is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to its registered housebound patients to protect them against the disease.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) clarified that there is no evidence that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) announced that the Women's Wellness and Research Center (WWRC) has launched a Virtual Consultation Service to answer questions related to COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy. Users can call the hotline on 3343 8436, from Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to 2 pm.
The Ministry of Public Health has established a call center at the National COVID-19 Contact Centre (16000) which is dedicated to answering questions and inquiries related to the COVID-19 virus and assisting the elderly aged 60 and above in accessing a range of key services.
The new Qatar Vaccination Center – for Business and Industry Sector as the Center began operations. It is one of the largest vaccination centers in the world.
MoPH has urged the older unvaccinated citizens in Qatar to call PHCC on 4027 7077 or HMC Home Healthcare Service call center on 4439 0111 to book their appointment or visit the Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 website.
The latest statistics published by 'Our World in Data', a scientific online publication compiling COVID-19 vaccination data from around the world, shows Qatar is ranked second in the world for the percentage of the population that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, among countries with a population of more than one million.
The Ministry of Public Health, as of 15 September 2021, began administering Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for all high-risk individuals who had their second dose of the vaccine more than eight months ago.
According to MoPH, 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine, a Golden Frame will appear around the QR code in the EHTERAZ App. In the “Vaccination” tab, your vaccination details will be displayed after 7 days from the second dose, including the date of the doses and the name of the vaccine received.
EHTERAZ app has released an update on 12 September 2021 with new details included. This update includes a section for the third COVID-19 vaccine booster dose information.
Quarantine and travel information
MoPH mentioned that people undergoing home quarantine who have a vaccination appointment scheduled during their period of quarantine should contact PHCC on +974 4021 7077 and reschedule their appointment.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), updated the list of health facilities that have been approved to conduct the COVID-19 PCR test. There are now a total of 96 health facilities that have been approved.
MOPH updates COVID-19 testing protocol and approves new tests for the private healthcare sector. They are Rapid antigen testing, Antibody testing (Rapid, Anti-N and Anti-S assays), and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.
MoPH granted privileges to people previously infected with COVID-19 within the past 9 months from 28 May 2021 as part of Phase One of the Gradual Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions.
As per the Cabinet announcement on 29 September 2021, all employees and workers in the public and private sectors who are not fully vaccinated must oblige to conduct a Rapid Antigen test on a weekly basis. Employees are exempted from conducting this examination if they have completed doses of the vaccine, and this also applies to those who have recovered from the disease.
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 disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
Source: Ministry of Public Health Qatar
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