1,648 new COVID-19 infections detected in Qatar

Qatar’s health ministry announced 1,648 new infections of the novel coronavirus, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 56,910.

“Some 4,451 people recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 30,290, while two died, raising the fatalities to 38,” the official Qatar News Agency reported, quoting a ministry statement on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 222,069 persons have undergone lab tests for COVID-19 so far.

China and Qatar have offered mutual help during the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. On February 21, five Qatar Airways cargo freighters flew to China carrying approximately 300 tons of medical supplies donated by the airline.