Coronavirus: UAE announces 3 deaths, 659 new cases after conducting 54,000 tests

A commuter wearing a mask and disposable gloves due to the coronavirus pandemic sleeps aboard the driverless Metro in Dubai. (AP)

The United Arab Emirates confirmed three new deaths as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday, according to health officials, adding that 659 new cases were detected after 54,000 medical tests were conducted.

Health officials also confirmed 419 have fully recovered, raising the country’s total recoveries to 19, 572.

With the additional 659 cases announced on Thursday, the UAE’s total tally of infections rises to 37,018 and death toll to 273 so far.

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The Ministry of Health conducts more than 54,000 medical test, as part of its plans to expand the scope of the tests, and reveals 659 new cases of the #Coronavirus, and announces 419 recoveries and 3 death cases due to complications.

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