Great news for Qatar! Official figures show that no Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in more than a week.
Statistics from the Ministry of Public Health have shown no deaths related to Covid-19 in the last 8 days, with daily positive cases continuing to decrease.
These statistics follow a promising nationwide trend in recent months that has highlighted a drop in cases even with restrictions being lifted.
In the last few weeks, less than 200-daily cases have been reported in the country – a significant decrease since the peak of the second wave in April.
On Monday, statistics showed just 133 new daily positive cases, with the number of active cases now at 1,550. 599 deaths have been recorded in Qatar so far.
The recent drop in cases can be linked to the availability of more vaccines and the opening of more vaccination centres, both of which have allowed the country to increase its national inoculation campaign.
This hopeful news means that Qatar is to be among the first countries to achieve herd immunity against coronavirus in a months time, as the Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Public Health announced earlier this month.
Over half of the 16 and above populations have now been fully vaccinated in Qatar, with recent statistics showing over 1.5 million people being fully vaccinated.
According to figures, 66.3% of people aged 16 and above have received both doses.
Meanwhile, 98.6% of those aged 60 and over have received the first dose, with 93.5% of the age group fully vaccinated.
Since the start of the National Vaccination Campaign, 3,503,040 vaccines have been administered. The country has expanded its vaccination campaign in recent months to ensure the community’s safety.
Phase 3 of lifting restrictions is currently underway in Qatar, with the fourth and final phase expected on July 30.