Qatar coronavirus infections top 30,000

Qatar, with a population of 2.75 million people, has seen a relatively high number of coronavirus cases. (AFP)
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Updated 16 May 2020

Qatar coronavirus infections top 30,000

  • Qatar’s health ministry reported 1,547 new cases on Saturday

DUBAI: Qatar’s number of novel coronavirus infections topped 30,000 on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally based on official figures.
The health ministry reported 1,547 new cases on Saturday, according to the state-run Qatar News Agency. That took the cumulative total to 30,972, according to the Reuters count.


Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises above 25,000

Updated 24 September 2020

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises above 25,000

  • 3,521 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Iran

DUBAI: Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 175 to 25,015 on Thursday, the highest in the Middle East, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 436,319 in the country, according to health ministry. Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 3,521 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Iran.