UAE reports 3,491 COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

More than 23.5mln COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far

  
A security guard wearing protective equipment watches over patients queuing to be tested, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020.

A security guard wearing protective equipment watches over patients queuing to be tested, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020.

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ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced that it conducted 163,049 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 3,491 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 260,223.

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

MoHAP also announced 5 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 756.

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 3,311 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 231,675

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