MOPH reports 269 covid-19 cases on August 17, 2021

MOPH reports 269 covid-19 cases on August 17, 2021 By Joel Johnson - August 17, 2021

Ministry of Public Health


The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported that there are 269 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 231 individuals have so far recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, which brings the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 226,389.

Among the new 269 Covid-19 cases, 183 have been infected from the community and 86 contacted the virus while traveling from abroad.

MOPH reported no deaths in the country today, as the total death toll due to the deadly virus stays at 601. 

According to the data, three individuals were admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) over the last 24 hours, and therefore 24 people continue to receive medical attention in ICU. 

Ten persons were hospitalised due to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, and the overall number of patients in the hospital currently is 76. 

The total number of current active cases in Qatar is 2,707 and the total number of covid positive cases recorded so far in Qatar is 229,697.

5575 tests were done for the first time in the last 24 hours and a total of 28,742 tests were done during the past 24 hours and the total tests done so far is 2,425,754 tests. 

27,729 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered during the past 24 hours. The overall number of vaccine doses administered since the start of the vaccination campaign is 4,162,791.. 

What you can do to avoid contacting the virus:

As the cases of Covid-19 increases in the State of Qatar, it is significant for all individual to contribute their effective part in curbing the virus by adhering to the mandatory preventive measures imposed by the government:

•    Maintaining safe and social distances in the public arenas.
•    Must avoid close contact with others individual who are in crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.
•    Wearing a face mask at all times.
•    Washing and sanitising hands at regular intervals.

Any individual suffering from COVID-19 symptoms must immediately contact the helpline number 16000. This is vital as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.

By Joel Johnson - August 17, 2021

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