Coronavirus: UAE announces 4 deaths, 832 new cases in past 24 hours

Health workers check passengers who arrived in an Emirates Airlines flight from London at Dubai International Airport on May 8, 2020 amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (AFP)

The United Arab Emirates confirmed on Monday four new deaths due to coronavirus while detecting 832 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to health officials, adding that the total number of cases of infections now stands at 24,190.

Health officials conducted over 37,844 new COVID-19 tests which revealed the new cases on Monday.

Total recovery cases across the UAE reached 9,577 after 1,065 patients recovered from the virus in the past day.

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The current death toll as a result of the coronavirus outbreak now stands at 224 after four more patients succumbed due to complications, according to UAE Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Amna al-Shamsi.

There are currently 14,389 active cases still receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Authorities also announced they were partially relaxing restrictions by adjusting mall hours which will now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The nighttime curfew, however, has been expanded to begin two hours earlier at 8 p.m.

“The decision to partially relax restrictions is in place to achieve a balance between meeting the needs of a segment of society whose business and source of income are linked to the commodity trade sector, and continuing to adhere to the recommended health guidelines,” al-Shamsi said during the daily press briefing.

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