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Qatar reports 263 new COVID-19 cases, 148,521 in total

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DOHA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Qatari health ministry on Friday announced 263 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 148,521, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

Meanwhile, 141 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 144,619, while the fatalities remained 248 for the fifth day running, according to a ministry statement quoted by QNA.

A total of 1,344,472 persons in Qatar have taken lab tests for COVID-19 so far. Enditem