The Health and Wellness Ministry says the Omicron BA1 strain of COVID-19 continues to be the dominant strain observed in the Jamaican population.

In a release, the Ministry says samples collected and tested between January 5 and February 12 this year, showed that 100% of those samples yielded a positive result for the variant.

The Ministry says Jamaicans are reminded that Omicron spreads more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.

It says vaccination remains the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and its variants, guarding against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

The Ministry says up to Monday April 11,2022 , over 1.4-million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the country.

Of that number, over 690-thousand were first doses, over 584,000 were second doses and over 93,000 were single doses.

Thirty-one thousand booster doses have been administered while there were 3,700 immuno-compromised doses.

The Ministry says members of the public should ensure that they remain vigilant in practicing infection prevention and control measures such as mask wearing and hand washing. and before the pandemic.

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The Survey was conducted in February of this year across the country with 1,200 respondents.