Qatar reports 178 new COVID-19 cases, 127,778 in total
Xinhua News Agency | Oct 10, 2020 at 4:07 PM
DOHA, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — The Qatari health ministry on Saturday announced 178 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 127,778, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
Meanwhile, 298 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 124,767, while the fatalities remained 219 for the second consecutive day as no new deaths were reported, according to a ministry statement quoted by QNA.
The ministry reiterated the need to take preventive measures, including staying home and observing social distancing.
A total of 825,511 persons in Qatar have taken lab tests for COVID-19 so far.