UAE announces 1,065 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in last 24 hours

Ministry of Health and Prevention conducted 81,558 additional COVID-19 tests

  
Image for illustrative purposes. A medical worker wearing a protective suit and face mask works at the Biogenix Laboratories, which performs COVID-19 detection tests in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 6, 2020.

Image for illustrative purposes. A medical worker wearing a protective suit and face mask works at the Biogenix Laboratories, which performs COVID-19 detection tests in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 6, 2020.

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ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced that it conducted 81,558 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 1,065 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 160,055. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced two deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 554.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling 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 an additional 707 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 149,578.

© WAM (Emirates News Agency) 2020

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