* More than 700,000 vaccine booster doses administered
* Total recoveries from Covid-19 increase to 297,167
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 2,204 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country — 1,669 in the community and 535 among travellers, QNA reported.
This marked a sharp fall in the number of community cases compared to Tuesday, when Qatar recorded 2,124 such cases.
The MoPH recorded 3,985 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered in Qatar to 297,167.
One new death was recorded for an 81-year-old person with chronic diseases who had received the necessary medical care.
National Vaccination Programme Data:
— 5,692,705 doses have been administered since the start of the programme
— 37,428 doses have been administered in the past 24 hours
— 704,321 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date
— 86.9% of the total population are now fully vaccinated with two doses
New daily cases of Covid-19 has increased in 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 new mutant appears are rapidly registering infections.
The Ministry of Public Health has 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 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 new information.
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