The total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Qatar has now jumped to 92,784 as on Friday, June 26, 2020. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Qatar has confirmed 946 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and three more deaths, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Friday.

New recoveries have outpaced cases, with 1,528 new recoveries, and a total of 76,072 recoveries to date.

The total confirmed cases has now jumped to 92,784, and 109 people in Qatar have died from the novel coronavirus.

The Ministry of Public Health also announced that 7 people were admitted to intensive care due to health complications resulting from the virus, bringing the total of cases currently receiving intensive care to 200.

Qatar currently has the second highest infection count in the Gulf region, according to a Reuters tally. The country is planning for the resumption of flights from low-risk countries on July 1 as well as the reopening of shopping malls and markets with limited capacity.

Many of the cases are believed to be within crowded labour camps for migrant workers, according to media reports. As well as implementing standard restrictions on contact including closing shops and stopping Friday prayers, Qatar also locked down the “Industrial Area” where many migrant workers are confined.