The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has just announced the latest figures for the coronavirus (COVID-19) here in Qatar. Check them out below:

Summary of new infections, recoveries and deaths

  • 68 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community members and 40 among the travelers were announced today.
  • 136 people have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 234 134.

Data from the national COVID-19 vaccination program

  • 4,690,049 Doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since the start of the program.
  • 3 490 Doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours.
  • 81.2% of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
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Current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • In recent weeks, the combined impact of COVID-19 related restrictions and rising vaccination rates, along with overwhelming support from the community, have resulted in a steady reduction in the number of new daily infections in the country.
  • However, it is still important to be careful because the second wave is not yet over and there are still two highly contagious and highly virulent strains of the virus actively circulating in the community.
  • The third phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions began on Friday, July 9 and is part of a four-phase plan that will be delivered over the next few months.
  • The implementation date and duration of each subsequent phase will depend on epidemic indicators, which depend to a large extent on the degree of compliance of community members with current government measures, restrictions and directions.
  • 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 that everyone play their part in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:
    • Respect for physical distancing.
    • Avoid close contact with others, overcrowded areas, and confined confined spaces where other people congregate.
    • Wear a face mask.
    • Wash your hands regularly.
  • People should take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible when their turn comes.
  • Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact the 16000 helpline immediately. This is important because the earlier the disease is detected, the easier it will be to receive and recover from the right treatment.
  • Visit the MOPH website for regular updates and the latest information.

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