UAE announces 1,964 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours

Total number of deaths in the country to 1,763

  
People sit as they wait their turn for vaccine trials at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 6, 2020.

People sit as they wait their turn for vaccine trials at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in 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 231,497 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement on Monday, 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 1,964 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 613,993.

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

MoHAP also announced six deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,763.

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 1,923 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 592,984.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2021.


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