Qatar reports 1,186 new COVID-19 cases, 79,602 in total


DOHA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Qatar’s health ministry on Sunday announced 1,186 new infections of COVID-19, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 79,602, official Qatar News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, 1,646 people recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 56,898, while three more died, raising the death toll to 73, according to a ministry statement.

The ministry attributed the increase in coronavirus infections to gatherings and visits as well as ignoring the preventive measures such as staying at home and social distancing.

A total of 290,714 in Qatar have taken lab tests for COVID-19 so far. Enditem


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