The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Friday reported 533 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 among community and 208 among travellers.
The MoPH recorded 182 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 245,530.
The ministry also reported the death of a 68-year-old who had chronic diseases and received the necessary medical care.
-5,205,664 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the programme.
-12,233 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
-274,585 Covid-19 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date.
86.2% of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
New daily cases of Covid-19 has increased during the recent weeks. Omicron mutant has been detected in Qatar, which forms a danger posed by the emergence of new cases of Covid-19. Evidence so far shows that the Omicron mutant is the most prevalent, even today, and that the countries in which the Omicron mutant appears are rapidly registering infections. The Ministry of Public Health warned of the danger of the stage in fighting the virus, and stressed the importance of qualified members of society receiving the booster dose without any delay.
The ministry also indicated that recent studies show the effectiveness of the booster dose in preventing severe infection against the new Omicron mutant. With Covid-19 still a health threat in Qatar, it is important for everyone to 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 can visit the MoPH website for regular updates and new information.
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