Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,153 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

More than 17.4mln Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far

  
A member of medical staff wearing protective equipment works in the intensive care unit (ICU), amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020.

A member of medical staff wearing protective equipment works in the intensive care unit (ICU), 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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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 1,153 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 634 recoveries. Three deaths were also reported.      

As many as new 92,147 Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total number of tests carried out in the country to nearly 17.4 million so far.

The UAE has conducted over 17.32 million tests till date as part of the country's massive screening programmes to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has said that the UAE will be the fastest country in the world to recover from the pandemic. This came as he announced the launch of Gitex Technology Week, which began today at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

In Abu Dhabi, the price for Covid-19 PCR test has now been reduced to Dh85. This is a reduction of 66 per cent from the earlier price that was capped at Dh250 in September. The new price comes into effect immediately following recent communication across all Seha testing centres.

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