Dubai: Another 518 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Qatar, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 6,533 and active cases to 5,910, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPA) also announced the recovery of 59 COVID-19 patients, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Qatar to 614, QNA said.
The ministry revealed that it has conducted 2,105 tests in last 24 hours taking the total tests done so far to 66,725 tests.
Most of the new cases are for expatriate workers who have been subject to quarantine after coming into contact with confirmed cases. All new infected cases have been put into isolation and are receiving the necessary medical care.
MOPH stated that the marked increase in the number of confirmed new cases of coronavirus is due to several reasons, including that the spread of the virus has begun to enter the peak stage (i.e. the highest wave that affects the country), which may continue to increase for a period of time before it begins to decline.