COVID-19: UAE reports 1,452 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

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Paramedics collect swab samples at a coronavirus drive-through screening center by Dubai Health Authority at Al Nasr Club in Dubai. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Another 1,452 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UAE, pushing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 543,610 , the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.

Three more fatalities from the novel virus have been also confirmed, taking the country’s death toll to 1,626.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 1,422 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking that number up to 523,778 of total recovered patients.

The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 186,370 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days, the ministry said.

It expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with all precautionary measures, particularly social distancing protocols, to ensure the safety and protection of the public.