The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Wednesday reported 62 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the community and 56 among travellers.
The MoPH recorded 141 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 219,799.
It also reported two new deaths of patients, aged 52 and 82, who had chronic diseases and received all possible medical attention.
As per the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Data:
* 3,145,062 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the programme.
* 36,018 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
* 73.8% of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
* 97.1% of over 60 (the most vulnerable population group) have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 92% have received both doses.
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 actively circulating in the community.
The second phase of the gradual lifting of precautionary restrictions began on June 18, 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 epidemic indicators which depend to a great extent on the degree of compliance of 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 wearing masks as recommended and continue to adhere to social distancing.
With Covid-19 still a threat to health here in Qatar, it is important everyone 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.
One may visit the MoPH website for regular updates and new information.es and new information.Last updated: June 30 2021 09:22 PM