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Covid-19 cases pass 100,000-mark in Qatar

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Published: 03:43, 7 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Covid-19 cases pass 100,000-mark in Qatar

Qatar passed the milestone of 100,000 coronavirus cases on Monday the health ministry said.

The country’s viris ceases reached the mark when the country presses ahead with plans to re-open its economy.

Almost 94,000 of those infected have recovered and 133 people have died, one of the lowest reported death rates globally.

“Measures taken to tackle Covid-19 in Qatar have succeeded in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus,” the ministry of public health said in a statement, adding there were a total of 546 new cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours.

The gas-rich emirate has one of the world's highest per capita infection rates with 100,345 people, 3.65 percent of its 2.75 million population, having tested positive for Covid-19.

Wealthy Qatar has a higher testing rate than many other countries, having screened 386,111 people -- 14 percent of the population.