Qatar reports 470 new COVID-19 cases, 103,598 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-12 23:06:19|Editor: huaxia

DOHA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The Qatari health ministry on Sunday announced 470 new infections of COVID-19, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 103,598.

The total recoveries in the country increased to 99,743 after 809 more patients recovered, while one more patient died, raising the death toll to 147, the official Qatar News Agency quoted a statement by the ministry as saying.

A total of 412,682 persons in Qatar have taken lab tests for COVID-19 so far, it added.

China and Qatar have offered mutual help during the fight against 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.

On July 8, Chinese health officials and medical experts held a video conference with Qatari counterparts to share experience and expertise in fighting COVID-19.

The two sides also held in-depth exchange of views on the issues that Qatar is most concerned about, including coronavirus prevention and control, test analysis, clinic care, vaccine development and social management. Enditem