Coronavirus: Qatar records 498 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths


Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health recorded 498 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 103,128.

The majority of those cases have recovered, with 701 new recoveries bringing the total to 98,934.

There were no new deaths from the virus on Saturday, according to the ministry, leaving the death toll at 146.

Authorities carried out 4,331 tests, bringing the total number of tests to 409,199, added the ministry on Twitter.


COVID-19 in Qatar

Qatar now has the second highest number of cases in the Arabian Gulf.

Earlier this month, it was ranked as a red “high risk” country in the COVID-19 risk level map developed by teams at Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

Countries that report more than 25 cases for every 100,000 people a day are at the red risk level, the most severe stage of the outbreak. There are three countries in the red level category: Qatar, Bahrain, and French Guiana.

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