Qatar Wednesday reports 3,723 new cases of the virus, one death and 3,542 recoveries
January 19 2022 05:00 PM
MoPH

Doha

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 3,723 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country — 3,364 among the community and 359 among travellers. The ministry also reported the death a patient aged 88 who had a history of chronic diseases and receiving the necessary medical care. The MoPH also recorded 3,542 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 267,842.



National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Data:

5,513,979 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the programme.
34,773 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
544,281 Covid-19 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date.
86.8% of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.

New daily cases of Covid-19 has increased during the recent weeks.
The Omicron variant has been detected in Qatar, which poses a danger as new cases of Covid-19 have emerged.
Evidence so far shows that Omicron 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 effect of the booster dose in preventing severe infection against the new Omicron mutant.
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 this is important 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.



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