The UAE detected 293 new cases of the novel coronavirus after conducting over 48,000 COVID19 tests, which raises the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,422, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.
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Two people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, bringing the virus-related death toll to 337.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in the UAE rose to 48,448 after 1,036 people recovered.
Also, @mohapuae announced the death of two people who tested positive for COVID-19, due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 337.— UAEGov (@uaegov) July 17, 2020
The country has been leading the global fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic in recent days, with an Abu Dhabi-based healthcare company beginning to perform the first phase 3 trials in the world for a coronavirus vaccine developed in partnership with a Chinese pharmaceutical group.
The world’s first @WHO-listed phase III clinical trial of the Covid-19 inactivated vaccine has begun in #AbuDhabi, with @DoHSocial Chairman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed the 1st to participate in the trial, followed by Acting Undersecretary Dr. Jamal Al Kaabi. pic.twitter.com/gEIFgcSFHC— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) July 16, 2020