|29 March, 2020

UAE reports 102 new COVID-19 cases, three recoveries, one death

The new cases were identified when examining individuals who were in contact with previously confirmed cases

Dubai Municipality begins disinfection operations at Jumeirah District as part of efforts to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai Municipality begins disinfection operations at Jumeirah District as part of efforts to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) today announced the detection of 102 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 570.

The new cases were identified when examining individuals who were in contact with previously confirmed cases and did not adhere to social distancing rules. Others were individuals who came from abroad.

The new cases belong to the following nationalities: one each from New Zealand, Slovakia, Morocco, Greece, China, France, Germany, Algeria, Iraq, Colombia, Venezuela, and Poland; two each from Brazil, Sweden, Ethiopia, Canada, Lebanon, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Portugal; three each from Italy and Ireland; six from Egypt; seven each from the UAE and the Philippines; 16 from Britain, and 30 from India. They are all in stable condition and receiving the necessary treatment.

The Ministry also said that an Arab woman, age 47, died from a coronavirus infection. She had prior chronic illnesses that complicated her ability to fight the disease.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and conveyed its best wishes for the recovery of all individuals diagnosed with the coronavirus.

MoHaP also announced three people, one Filipino and two Indian nationals, fully recovered from a COVID-19 infection after receiving the necessary treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 58.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2020.

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