UAE announces 1,251 new COVID-19 cases, and 1 death in last 24 hours

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,251 new coronavirus cases

  
Members of medical staff wearing protective equipment work on a ward treating COVID-19 positive patients, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020.

Members of medical staff wearing protective equipment work on a ward treating COVID-19 positive patients, 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 137,203 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement on Sunday, 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 1,251 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 167,753.

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 1 death due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 570.

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 736 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 154,185.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2020.

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