Coronavirus: Qatar reports 1,637 new cases in 24 hours as cases surpass 35,000

A medical worker walks alongside people wearing protective masks. (File photo: AFP)

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Qatar surpassed the 35,000 mark on Tuesday after the Ministry of Health reported 1,637 new infections in the last 24 hours.

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The total number of active cases in Qatar is 29,957.

Meanwhile, the virus-related death toll in the country stands at 15.

The ministry announced that 5,634 people have recovered from the coronavirus so far.

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Currently, 134 people have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 1,452 people are currently under hospital care.

Qatar has made wearing a face mask compulsory for everyone who steps outside their home, with violators facing jail time and fines of up to $55,000, according to AFP.

The country has seen a relatively high number of coronavirus cases given it has a population of 2.75 million people.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:07 - GMT 11:07
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