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Coronavirus: UAE reports seven new deaths, 564 new infections

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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates climbed to 14,163 after 564 new cases were reported, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

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Seven people died of the virus, which brings the virus-related death toll in the country to 126.

The newly detected cases are of people of different nationalities who are all currently stable, the ministry said.

The seven people who died were also of different nationalities and suffered from chronic illnesses.

Meanwhile, 99 others recovered from the virus. This brings the total number of recoveries in the UAE to 2,663.

The ministry also announced that more than 26,000 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours as part of efforts to detect cases early and prevent the outbreak from spreading further.

Game-changing reasearch

A United Arab Emirates research institute has developed a coronavirus treatment using stem cells “which could be a game-changer in the global fight” against the outbreak, a government official announced on Friday.

The Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center has developed a treatment method that regenerates lung cells and prevents the immune system from overreacting, Hend Al Otaiba, Director of Strategic Communications with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a Twitter thread.

Al Arabiya English’s Joanne Serrieh contributed to this report.

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