The United Arab Emirates detected 809 new coronavirus cases after conducting 103,124 tests over the past 24 hours, announced the Ministry of Health on Saturday.
A further 722 people recovered from the virus, with one person dying due to coronavirus-related complications, added the Ministry of Health via NCEMA on Twitter.
This brings the COVID-19 death toll in the UAE to 404.
The Ministry of Health conducts 103,124 tests as part of its plans to expand the scope of the tests, and reveals 809 new cases of the #Coronavirus, 722 recoveries and 1 death case due to complications.#CommitToWin pic.twitter.com/bLirmg2e5n— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) September 19, 2020
The 809 new cases are a slight drop on the previous day, when authorities identified 865 new coronavirus cases after conducting 97,469 tests.
The country has experienced a second spike in coronavirus cases this month, with the highest daily increase in cases in a day reported last week.
Authorities have urged the public to follow social distancing regulations, clarifying on Saturday that gatherings should be limited to 10 immediate family members only.