UAE announces 1,310 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths in last 24 hours

Ministry of Health and Prevention stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide

  
A member of medical staff looks on during drive-thru coronavirus disease testing (COVID-19) at a screening centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 30, 2020.

A member of medical staff looks on during drive-thru coronavirus disease testing (COVID-19) at a screening centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 30, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced that it conducted 100,011 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.

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,310 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 161,365. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced 5 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 559.

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.

MoHAP also noted an additional 683 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 150,261.

© WAM (Emirates News Agency) 2020

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