UAE hits new daily COVID-19 record with 1,578 new cases

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The United Arab Emirates recorded its highest daily total of coronavirus infections on Thursday since the start of the outbreak, with 1,578 new cases surpassing Wednesday's record of 1,538. — Courtesy photo
The United Arab Emirates recorded its highest daily total of coronavirus infections on Thursday since the start of the outbreak, with 1,578 new cases surpassing Wednesday's record of 1,538. — Courtesy photo

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates recorded its highest daily total of coronavirus infections on Thursday since the start of the outbreak, with 1,578 new cases surpassing Wednesday's record of 1,538.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 120,710, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health carried by WAM.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 114,483 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

The ministry also announced two more deaths due to complications caused by the deadly virus, taking the total number of fatalities in the country to 474.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions, and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

The ministry also noted an additional 1,550 patients had fully recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 113,364. — SG


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