UAE reports 2,179 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths

2,151 recoveries announced in last 24 hours

  
A technician hangs N95 face masks to be sterilized with UVC light, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A technician hangs N95 face masks to be sterilized with UVC light, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 254,412 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement on Wednesday, 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 2,179 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 589,423.

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

MoHAP also announced six deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,710.

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 2,151 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 568,828.

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