The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has just announced the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) figures here in Qatar. Check them out below:
Summary of new infections, recoveries and deaths
4,169 new cases were recorded today, bringing the total number of positive cases in Qatar to date to 278,698. Of these 3,573 cases were recorded among community members within Qatar and 596cases among travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine. All new cases are in isolation and are receiving the necessary health care according to their health status.
828 people recovered from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people that have recovered in Qatar to 249,607.
2 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths to date in Qatar to date is 621.
National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Data
5,317,308 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the program.
20,460 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.
368,543 COVID-19 booster vaccine doses have been administered to date.
86.5% of the total population have been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine.
Current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
In recent weeks, the number of new daily COVID-19 cases has increased.
The new Omicron variant has been detected in Qatar and this poses an additional risk of a further increase in COVID-19 cases.
Evidence so far indicates that Omicron is the most highly transmissible variant to date and many countries with the Omicron variant present are recording rapidly rising numbers of cases.
The Ministry has warned that this is a critical period in the fight against the virus and that it is vitally important that all eligible members of the community get their booster vaccine without delay.
The Ministry stated that recent studies show the booster dose to be highly effective at preventing severe infection against the new Omicron variant.
The majority of patients being admitted to ICU with COVID-19 are either unvaccinated or had their second dose more than 6 months ago.
What You Can Do
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 the 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 the latest information.
Are you practising social distancing? If you leave the house these days, what is it usually for? When do you think this outbreak will end? Do let us know your thoughts in our Comments section. Like and share the article - it keeps us going!