Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 68 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on March 17, 2022.
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported today 68 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, and recorded 143 recoveries from the virus, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 357,858.
In a statement, the MOPH said that 66 of the new confirmed cases are among community and two cases among travelers. It pointed out that that 6,514,699 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the vaccination program, adding that 12,555 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours. The ministry further added that 1,370,268 COVID-19 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date, explaining that 88.4 percent of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
In its statement, MOPH explained that there is clear evidence of the protective effects of the vaccines and the majority of patients being admitted to ICU with COVID-19 are either unvaccinated or had their second dose more than 6 months ago and have not received a booster dose.
It also noted that the latest evidence shows that the country has passed the peak of the third wave of the pandemic, as the number of daily new cases of the virus continues to decrease, noting that the support of the community in adhering to the government restrictions and COVID-19 precautions, in addition to the high vaccination rate, have played a significant role in reaching this stage and stabilize the number of new daily cases.
The MOPH called for caution and continued adherence to restrictions and precautionary and preventive measures, and to contact 16000 helpline immediately if anyone suffering from COVID-19 symptoms, as early detection of the disease makes it easier to obtain appropriate treatment and increases the recovery chances. (QNA)
Cases among community: 66
Cases among travelers: 2
Total number Covid-19 cases today: 68
Total number of active cases: 982
Total number of positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Qatar till now: 359,517
Recovered cases in the last 24 hours: 143
Total number of recovered cases till now: 357,858
Number of deaths in the last 24 hours: 0
Total number of deaths till now: 677
Number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in the last 24 hrs: 12,555
Total number of booster doses administered till now: 1,370,268
Total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered since the start of vaccination campaign: 6,514,699
Total number of tests in the last 24 hrs: 12,670
Total number of people tested till now: 3,397,422
Number of ICU admissions in the last 24 hrs: 0
Total number of Covid-19 patients in the ICU: 3
Number of acute hospital admissions in the last 24 hrs: 0
Total number of Covid-19 patients in the hospital: 27