UAE announces 1,158 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

1,179 recoveries have been reported

  
A worker wearing a protective suit sterilises a room in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopens to tourism amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020.

A worker wearing a protective suit sterilises a room in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopens to tourism amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced Thursday that it conducted 91,234 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 1,158 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 95,348.

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 2 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 421.

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 1,179 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 84,903.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2020.

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