Coronavirus: Qatar records 1,189 new cases, total above 22,000, one new death

Qatari police stand outside a hotel in Doha as a medical worker walks alongside people wearing protective masks. (File photo: AFP)

Qatar recorded 1,189 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total above 22,000, according to the Ministry of Health on Twitter.

The rise is a similar number to the previous day increase of 1,130 new infections.

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It also recorded one new death from the virus, bringing the death toll to 14.

An additional 2,753 people had recovered from the virus, said the statement.

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Significant rise of cases continues

Qatar has experienced a rise of around 1,100 new daily cases for several days in a row.

On Saturday, 1,130 new cases were recorded, similar to the 1,311 the day before, which pushed the total over 20,000.

The announcement comes on the same day the United Arab Emirates reported a spike of over 700 new cases, compared to around the recent normal of around 500 new daily cases.

The increase in cases may be linked to the easing of restrictions in several Arabian Gulf countries due to Ramadan.

In Saudi Arabia, authorities reported 1,704 new cases as they eased restrictions in the city of Medina on Saturday.

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