UAE announces 626 new cases, 918 recoveries, one death

Health Ministry conducts 76,888 COVID-19 tests in 24 hours

  
A hotel receptionist wearing a face mask is seen 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 hotel receptionist wearing a face mask is seen 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, said it carried out over 76,888 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods.

The Ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 626 new cases of various nationalities, who are all in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical treatment. This brings the total number of official cases recorded in the UAE to 92,095.

MoHAP also announced one COVID-19-related death, taking the country's death toll to 413.

The Ministry went on to express its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

It also announced the recovery of an additional 918 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 81,462.

The Ministry called on the public to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all.

WAM/Rasha Abubaker

© WAM (Emirates News Agency) 2020

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