Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 981 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 593 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 170,787.
Out of 981 new cases, 731 are community cases and 250 from travellers returning from abroad.
The ministry also announced five deaths of people 38, 51, 69, 75 and 95 years, taking the total death toll as of today to 340. Three of them had chronic diseases and all of them received necessary medical care, MoPH said.
36 were admitted to intensive care in the last 24 hours, and so 479 people continue to receive medical attention in ICU.
There are 208 cases of hospital admissions in the last 24 hours taking the total number of patients in the hospital to 1,725.
The total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar is 191,979 and there are 20,852 active cases under treatment.
5,643 people were tested for the first time in the last 24 hours (14,383 tests in total) taking the total tests done so far to 1,814,379 tests.
26,905 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 1,131,631.
What you can do
With the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Qatar, it is important for everyone 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.