Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 158 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 85 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 220,762.
Out of 158 new cases, 89 are community cases and 69 from travellers returning from abroad.
Two deaths (aged 38 and 75) were reported in the last 24 hours. The total death toll from Covid-19 stands at 596.
The total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now is 222,918 and there are 1,560 active cases under treatment.
4,800 people were tested for the first time in the last 24 hours (19,192 tests in total) taking the total tests done so far to 2,203,067 tests.
There were 2 admissions in intensive care in the last 24 hours and 40 people continue to receive medical attention in ICU.
There were 9 cases of hospital admissions in the last 24 hours taking the total number of patients in the hospital to 89.
29,158 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered during the past 24 hours.
The total number of vaccine doses administered since the start of the vaccination campaign is 3,333,203.
77.5% of those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of Qatar have received at least one dose of this vaccine.
98.1% of the elderly over the age of 60 - who are considered one of the groups most vulnerable to severe complications caused by infection with the "Covid-19" virus - received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 93% of them received both doses of the vaccine.
With the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Qatar, it is important for every-one to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:
- Adherence to physical distancing.
- Avoid close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.
- Wearing a face mask
- Washing hands regularly.
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.