Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 984 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 601 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 171,388.
Out of 984 new cases, 745 are community cases and 239 from travellers returning from abroad.
The ministry also announced eight deaths of people 46, 54, 57, 58, 70, 76, 87 and 89 years, taking the total death toll as of today to 348. Five of them had chronic diseases and all of them received necessary medical care, MoPH said.
31 were admitted to intensive care in the last 24 hours, and so 483 people continue to receive medical attention in ICU.
There are 207 cases of hospital admissions in the last 24 hours taking the total number of patients in the hospital to 1,710.
The total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar is 192,963 and there are 21,227 active cases under treatment.
5,704 people were tested for the first time in the last 24 hours (13,120 tests in total) taking the total tests done so far to 1,820,083 tests.
27,848 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 1,159,479
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.