Coronavirus: UAE records 388 new COVID-19 cases in line with low trend

Dubai's fountain show resumes beneath the Burj Khalifa tower, on June 5, 2020, as the Gulf emirate emerges from a lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)

The United Arab Emirates recorded 388 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a number in line with its relatively low daily increases over the last week.

Health authorities reported one further death, bringing the total to 301, and 758 more recoveries.

The new cases were diagnosed as part of the UAE's ongoing testing program, with authorities saying they tested 38,000 people in the last 24 hours.

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The number of new cases is the same as on Thursday, when authorities reported 388 new coronavirus cases after 40,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted.

The following day reported a slightly higher number of 393 new coronavirus cases, but still a much lower rate than previous weeks.

The rate of infection has been “considerably” falling in the country in the last three weeks, the Head of Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif said on Tuesday.

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