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Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,129 new cases, one COVID-19 death

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The United Arab Emirates reported 1,129 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, its highest daily toll since October 3.

The UAE, which conducted over 136,430 tests in the past 24 hours, also recorded one death and 1,070 recoveries, according to the country’s ministry of health.

Infections in the country have hovered above 1,000 per day since October 5, when the UAE reported 932 new cases.

Last week the UAE recorded its highest daily total - 1,231 new cases – on October 3.

A man sits in front of a tailor's shop at the Deira Souk in the Emirati city of Dubai on September 30, 2020. (AFP)
A man sits in front of a tailor's shop at the Deira Souk in the Emirati city of Dubai on September 30, 2020. (AFP)

On Tuesday, the country’s total coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000.

The country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA) announced Monday the formation of seven inspection teams - one in each emirate - to monitor the application of precautionary COVID-19 measures.

NCEMA also called on the health sector to prepare vaccination campaigns nationwide for a potential flu outbreak.

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