* MoPH reports 3,998 new Covid cases, one death
* Recoveries increase to 260,896
New coronavirus (Covid-19) cases dropped below 4,000 in Qatar on Monday for the first time since January 10, with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reporting 3,998 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country – 3,481 among the community and 517 among travellers.
The MoPH also recorded 2,879 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 260,896.
Further, the ministry recorded the death of a 71-year-old patient, who had chronic diseases and received the necessary medical care.
As per National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Data:
* 5,447,278 doses have been administered since the start of the programme.
* 34,561 doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
* 486,423 booster doses have been administered to date.
* 86.7% of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
New daily cases of Covid-19 has increased during the recent weeks, with the Omicron variant having been detected in Qatar, and evidence so far showing that Omicron is the most prevalent.
The ministry has stressed the importance of eligible members of society receiving the vaccine booster dose without any delay.
The ministry also indicated that recent studies show the effectiveness of the effect of the booster dose in preventing severe Covid-19 infection.
The vast majority of Covid-19 cases admitted to the intensive care unit are either unvaccinated or have received the second dose of vaccination over six months ago.
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, as the earlier the disease is detected the easier it will be to receive the right treatment and recover from it.
The MoPH website carries regular updates and new information. (QNA) Last updated: January 17 2022 10:13 PM