Covid-19 in UAE: 2 expats dead, 331 new cases confirmed

The Ministry of Health announced 29 new recoveries; conducts 40,000 tests in 48 hours

  
Thanks to the commitment and collaboration of Naif residents, health checks by authorities are gaining momentum, moving faster towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the community. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Thanks to the commitment and collaboration of Naif residents, health checks by authorities are gaining momentum, moving faster towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the community. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai Media Office

ABU DHABI - The UAE has conduced over 40,000 COVID-19 tests over the past two days involving various segments of society, including UAE citizens and residents, using latest state of the art technology in line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's plans to intensify virus screenings to bring the novel virus under control.

The accelerated investigative and check-up measures resulted in the detection of 331 new coronavirus cases of various nationalities, all of whom are in stable condition and receiving necessary care, taking to 2,990 the total tally of infections in the country, according to a MoHaP statement tonight.

The Ministry also revealed that two patients suffering from COVID-19, an Asian national and an Arab, died. Both of the deceased had prior chronic illnesses that complicated their ability to resist the virus. The total number of deaths has now reached 14. The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery for all patients.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 29 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking to 268, the total of those who got cured of the virus in the country.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2020.

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