Coronavirus: UAE records 716 new COVID-19 cases after conducting over 71,000 tests

A member of medical staff takes a swab from a man during drive-thru coronavirus testing in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (File photo: Reuters)

The UAE recorded 716 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday after conducting over 71,000 COVID-19 tests, which raises the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 50,857, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said.

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Three people who had tested positive for the virus died due to complications, the ministry said. This brings the virus-related death toll in the country to 321.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in the UAE rose to 39,857 after 704 people recovered from the coronavirus.

The number of daily reported cases in the country has been rising in the last two days.

On Friday, the ministry announced that the number of new infections rose by nearly 300 cases more than the previous day’s count of 402.

The UAE had also announced on Friday that citizens and residents will now be allowed to travel to international destinations.

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Last Update: Sunday, 05 July 2020 KSA 07:48 - GMT 04:48
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