COVID-19: UAE reports 1,490 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

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Abu Dhabi: Another 1,490 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UAE, pushing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 552,920, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.

Two more fatalities from the novel virus have been also confirmed, taking the country’s death toll to 1,644.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 1,451 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking that number up to 532,910 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 241,630 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days, the ministry said.

The ministry 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.