Qatar reports 881 new COVID-19 infections, 87,369 in total

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DOHA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Qatar's health ministry on Sunday announced 881 new infections of COVID-19, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 87,369.

"Some 1,556 people recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 68,319, while four others died, increasing the fatalities to 98," the official Qatar News Agency reported, quoting a statement by the ministry.

It revealed that infections had doubled due to people's gatherings and visits, and ignoring of preventive measures recommended by the government, the most important of which are staying at home and maintaining social distancing.

A total of 320,792 people in Qatar have undergone lab tests for COVID-19 so far, it added. Enditem

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