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MOH: COVID-19 Still Prevalent, Preventive Measures and Vaccination Remain Crucial
05 December 2021

MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, said that the pandemic is still prevalent globally, adding that over 47 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given to people across the Kingdom. Nearly 22.5 million people have completed their vaccination, which is reassuring. Adhering to the preventive measures and staying aware are also two things that act as a safety valve for the community. Moreover, the efforts the government authorities exert in this regard play a major role. 
MOH spokesman called on people who neglect the preventive measures to adhere to them and get fully vaccinated to prevent further spread of the virus, as well as get a booster shot to enhance their immunity. 

He explained that a single dose is not sufficient, especially with new variants spreading. The second dose allows the immunity to be more resistant to the virus, its mutants, and complications. It also significantly lessens the severity of the virus. After 6 months, a booster shot (third dose) becomes essential to ensure protection from the virus and ease its complications. Dr. Al-Abdulaali stressed the importance of wearing a mask in crowded places and events.

Al-Abdulaali revealed that 35 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 549,912. Additionally, 2012 active cases were reported, including 39 critical cases. 
The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Sunday. Dr. Al-Abdulaali also mentioned that 45 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries 539,056 to date. And 2 new mortalities were reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 8,844. 

Last Update : 07 December 2021 09:31 AM
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