Coronavirus: UAE records 3,432 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises by 7

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The United Arab Emirates recorded an increase of 3,432 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 249,808, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Saturday.

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The new infections are the highest number of cases ever recorded in the country since the outbreak first began in January 2020.

The COVID-19 death toll increased by seven, which brought the total number of deaths caused by the virus to 740.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries rose to 222,106 after 3,118 people recovered from the coronavirus.

While most coronavirus restrictions in the country have been lifted, facemasks and social distancing is still required in public.

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