* MoPH: Total recoveries from Covid-19 increase to 301,289
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Friday reported 1,743 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country -- 1,265 among the community and 478 among travellers. The MoPH recorded 3,712 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 305,001. The ministry announced one new death, aged 76, who had a history of chronic diseases and was receiving the necessary medical care.
5,774,591 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
43,261 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
778,278 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date.
- 86.9% of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
Like many countries around the world, Qatar has been confronting a new wave of Covid-19, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
The most recent data appears to show that we have reached the peak of this third wave as the number of new daily cases is now declining.The support of the community in adhering to the government restrictions and standard Covid-19 precautions, as well as the high vaccination rate, has played a significant role in reaching a plateau of new daily cases.
However, the virus is still circulating in Qatar and with high numbers of new cases continuing to be identified each day, and it is very important that people continue to act cautiously and follow the restrictions and preventive measures. There is clear evidence of the protective effects of the vaccines and the majority of patients being admitted to ICU with Covid-19 are either unvaccinated or had their second dose more than 6 months ago and have not received a booster dose.
With Covid-19 still a threat to our health here 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. Visit the MoPH website for regular updates and latest information. (QNA)