UAE announces 8 deaths and 3,966 new COVID-19 cases

3,294 recoveries reported in last 24 hours

  
Medical workers wearing protective suits and face masks work at the Biogenix Laboratories, which performs COVID-19 detection tests in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 6, 2020.

Medical workers wearing protective suits and face masks work 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 168,781 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement on Thursday, 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 3,966 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 293,052.

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

MoHAP also announced eight deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 819.

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 3,294 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 267,024.

WAM/ /Rola Alghoul

© WAM (Emirates News Agency) 2021

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