Qatar reports 1,491 new COVID-19 cases, 37,097 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-20 22:43:27|Editor: huaxia

DOHA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The Qatari health ministry on Wednesday announced 1,491 new infections of the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of the confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 37,097, official Qatar News Agency reported.

The ministry said in a statement that 966 more have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 6,600, while the fatalities rose to 16.

Most of the new cases are expatriate workers who are subject to quarantine as contacts with confirmed cases.

A total of 170,437 people in Qatar have taken lab tests for COVID-19 so far. Enditem