UAE reports 15 deaths and 2,721 new COVID-19 cases

225,159 tests conducted over the past 24 hours

  
A member of medical staff wearing a protective face mask and gloves measures the temperature of a woman 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 wearing a protective face mask and gloves measures the temperature of a woman during drive-thru coronavirus disease testing (COVID-19) at a screening centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 30, 2020.

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ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 225,159 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

‏In a statement on Tuesday, 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 2,721 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 396,771.

‏According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

‏MoHAP also announced 15 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,253.

‏The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

It called 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 that an additional 1,666 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 383,998.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2021.

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