Coronavirus: UAE records 211 new COVID-19 cases as infections continue to drop

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The United Arab Emirates has reported 211 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours as daily cases continue to drop, the health ministry announced on Sunday.

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A total of 56,922 COVID-19 infections have been confirmed as of July 19 with a recovery rate of over 86 percent, according to the ministry.

An additional 352 individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 49,269.

Meanwhile, the death toll increased to 339 after one person died due to COVID-19 complications.

The UAE has the second lowest number of confirmed cases in the Gulf region ahead of Bahrain which has the lowest number as of July 19.

The country was the first in the wider Middle East to record a case of coronavirus, a 73-year-old Chinese woman on January 29. The announcement was followed shortly by several other cases, most of whom were also Chinese tourists.

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