MOPH announces 370 cases of Covid-19 and four deaths on May 18, 2021

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported that there are 370 new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 818 individuals have so far recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, which brings the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 208,614. Among the new 370 Covid-19 cases, 226 have been infected from the community and 144 contacted the virus while traveling from abroad.
MOPH also reported that there are four deaths of people aged 43, 51, 60 and 66 years old, which takes the total death toll as of today to 536. Five individuals were admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) over the last 24 hours, and therefore, 179 people continue to receive medical attention in ICU. 22 individuals were hospitalised due to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, which takes the overall number of patients in the hospital currently to 338. The total number of current active cases in Qatar is 4,705 and the overall number of Covid cases reported in the region so far is 213,855. 
 3,313 individuals were tested for the first time in the last 24 hours, and a total of 13,810 tests were done during the past 24 hours. The total tests done so far is 1,977,199 tests. 36,626 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 2,109,980. 
What you can do to avoid contacting the virus:
As the cases of Covid-19 rapidly 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.