Fri, 02 Oct 2020

DOHA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Qatari Health Ministry on Thursday announced 343 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 114,281.

Meanwhile, 330 more patients recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total recoveries to 110,957, while the death toll remained at 190, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry attributed the increase in COVID-19 infections to gatherings and visits as well as the public's ignoring the preventive measures such as staying at home and social distancing.

A total of 538,602 people in Qatar have taken lab tests for COVID-19 so far.

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