Qatar reports 1,201 new COVID-19 cases, 82,077 in total

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DOHA, June 16 (Xinhua) — Qatar’s Health Ministry on Tuesday announced 1,201 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 82,077.

Meanwhile, 1,780 more people recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 60,461, while four more people died, increasing the fatalities to 80, the official Qatar News Agency reported, quoting a statement by the ministry.

It revealed that the infections have lately been on an upward trend because of people’s gatherings and visits, and ignoring of preventive measures suggested by the government.

A total of 300,499 people in Qatar have undergone lab tests for COVID-19 so far, it added.

China and Qatar have offered mutual help during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Feb. 21, five Qatar Airways cargo freighters flew to China carrying approximately 300 tons of medical supplies donated by the airline. Enditem

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