* MoPH: Total recoveries from Covid-19 increase to 280,800
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 3,087 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 — 2,509 among the community and 578 among travellers.
The MoPH also recorded 4,987 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 280,800.
It also reported the death of an 82-year-old woman who had suffered from chronic diseases and had received the necessary medical treatment.
National Covid-19 Vaccination Program Data:
— 5,586,386 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
— 2,739 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
— 609,181 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 following the emergence of new cases of Covid-19.
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 6 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.
One can visit the MoPH website for regular updates and new information.