Daily Covid-19 cases in Qatar cross 200 for the first time in weeks.
Following a week of Eid celebrations, there has been a small uptick in daily Covid-19 cases in Qatar.
Over 230 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to information released by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday.
A total of 117 new cases were discovered in the local population. And 108 new cases were identified among travelers returning from abroad.
According to the Ministry of Public Health, 1 death was reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 560.
This is the first increase in weeks, with official numbers indicating less than 100 daily positive cases up until Wednesday.
Qatari health authorities reported less than 100 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the country last week, according to official figures. The total number of people in the hospital has increased to 104, with 27 of them receiving intensive care in the ICU.
The slight spike in cases could be attributed to last week’s Eid celebrations. Which typically see families and friends visit houses and interact in large gatherings, although the government did not provide any data.
Meanwhile, in Qatar, more than half of the population (aged 16 and up) has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. According to the ministry’s latest figures, which show that over 1.6 million individuals have been properly vaccinated.
According to the statistics, 68.6% of people aged 16 and up had got both doses.
Meanwhile, 98.6% of individuals aged 60 and up received the first dosage, with 93.5 percent of this age group having been fully vaccinated. 3,708,551 vaccine doses have been delivered since the start of the country’s National Vaccination Campaign. In recent months, the country has increased its immunization campaign. Administering almost 2,000 doses every day to safeguard the safety of the people.
Qatar is now in phase 3 of the easing of sanctions, with the final phase scheduled for July 30. It’s unclear whether the increased number of Covid-19 cases will have an impact on the final easing of restrictions.