MoPH reports 173 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on August 31

MoPH reports 173 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on August 31 By Qatar Day - August 31, 2021

Doha, Qatar

QNA

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported today 128 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 45 among travelers.

The MOPH recorded 277 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 229,523.

The MOPH issued a statement on COVID-19 developments in Qatar, which said the following:

New Cases and Recoveries:

- 128 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 45 among travelers.

- 277 people have recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 229,523.

National COVID-19 Vaccination Program Data:

- 4438210 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.

- 24881 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.

- 94.3 % of the eligible population (12 years and over) have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.

- 81.9 % of the total population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Current COVID-19 Status:

- In recent weeks the combined impact of COVID-19 restrictions and increasing vaccination rates, and the overwhelming support of the community, has resulted in a consistent reduction in the number of new daily infections in the country.

- However, it is still important to be cautious as the second wave is not yet over and there are still two highly contagious and highly virulent strains of the virus that are actively circulating in the community.

- The third phase of the gradual lifting of precautionary restrictions began on Friday, July 9, and is part of a four-stage plan to be implemented over the coming months.

- The date of implementation and the duration of each phase will depend on the pandemic indicators which depend to a great extent on the degree of compliance of the community members with the current measures, restrictions and guidance by the government.

- It is important during the current period that all members of society, including those who have received the vaccination, continue to wear masks as recommended and continue to adhere to social distancing.

What You Can Do:

- With COVID-19 still a threat to our health here in Qatar, it is important for everyone to play their role in controlling the virus by following precautionary measures:

- Adherence to physical distancing.

- Avoiding close contact with others, crowded places and confined closed spaces where other people congregate.

- Wearing a face mask.

- Washing hands regularly.

- People should take the COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity when their turn comes.

- 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.

- Visit the MOPH website for regular updates and new information.

By Qatar Day - August 31, 2021

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