Pigeons linger around a fountain at Qatar's touristic Souq Waqif bazar in the capital Doha, on May 17, 2020, as the country begins enforcing the world's toughest penalties for failing to wear masks in public while it battles one of the world's highest coronavirus infection rates. More than 30,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the tiny Gulf country, 1.1 percent of the 2.75 million population, although just 15 people have died. Violators of the new rules will face up to three years in jail and fines of as much as $55,000. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health announced the detection of 1,060 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 91,838.

Two more fatalities have also been reported, taking the death toll to 106, while the country’s overall recoveries raised to 74,544 with the recovery of 1,461 more patients over the past 24 hours.

There are 17,188 active cases, including 993 critical and 212 seriously ill patients under intensive care, while the remaining cases are stable receiving medication at various medical facilities in the country.

According to the ministry’s daily update, 4,324 people have tested for the COVID-19 virus, pushing the total number of tests conducted across the country to 337,496.