The United Arab Emirates reports 1,230 new coronavirus cases as the total number of infections nears 200,000, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Friday.
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The new cases were detected after the Ministry of Health conducted 143,901 tests “as part of its plans to expand the scope of the tests,” according to the authority.
An additional 1,386 recoveries were also reported, raising the total to 175,865, according to the official WAM news agency.
Meanwhile, six individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus died due to complications, raising the death toll to 653.
The Ministry of Health conducts 143,901 tests as part of its plans to expand the scope of the tests, and reveals 1,230 new cases of the #Coronavirus, 1,386 recoveries and 6 death cases due to complications. #CommitToWin— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) December 25, 2020