Coronavirus: UAE reports 484 new cases, two new deaths

A general view of an empty beach in Dubai. (File photo: Reuters)

The number of coronavirus infections in the United Arab Emirates rose to 7,625 after 484 new cases were recorded, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

Two new virus-related deaths were also reported in the country, bringing the total number of fatalities in the UAE to 43.

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Two residents of Asian origins died of the virus after facing complications, the ministry spokeswoman Farida al-Husseini said.

So far, more than 1,360 people have recovered from the coronavirus in the UAE.

The increase in the number of reported cases is largely due to the massive nationwide testing campaign launched over the past few weeks.

The new cases that were reported today were detected after 25,795 tests were conducted around the country, al-Husseini added.

Several drive-thru testing centers have been opened across the emirates, and a massive testing laboratory has also been established in Abu Dhabi. A home-testing service was also launched for people with disabilities.

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