Qatar reports 62 new Covid-19 cases, 82 recoveries on Oct. 17

Qatar reports 62 new Covid-19 cases, 82 recoveries on Oct. 17 By Darlene Regis - October 17, 2021
Qatar reports 62 new Covid 19 cases and 82 recoveries on October 17 2021

Latest Update on Covid-19 cases in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 62 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 82 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered people in Qatar to 236,423.

Out of the 62 new cases, 42 are community cases and 20 are travellers returning from abroad.

The total COVID-19 death toll in the country is now at 608.

The total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now is 237,929 and there are 898 active cases under treatment.

A total of 5,373 people were tested for the first time in the last 24 hours (17,398 tests in total) taking the total tests done so far to 2,756,985 tests.

No one was admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) in the last 24 hours and 8 people continue to receive medical attention in the ICU.

Two people were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours and 47 people are currently receiving treatment at hospitals.

A total of 4,790,350 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to community members since the start of the vaccination programme.

A total of 2,990 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered during the past 24 hours.

83.2% of the total population received a full vaccination with two doses of the vaccine.

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 the 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.

By Darlene Regis - October 17, 2021

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