Coronavirus: UAE reports 612 new COVID-19 cases after 80,935 tests administered

Aerial view of the Sheikh Zayed Road, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai. (Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates has recorded 612 new coronavirus cases after conducting 80,935 tests over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 72,766, the health ministry reported on Friday.

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The total number of recovered cases has increased to 63,158 after 490 individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered.

Meanwhile, the health ministry announced that there were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported over the past 24 hours.

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The UAE recorded its highest daily on increase on May 22 when 994 cases were confirmed over a 24-hour period. New infections since then decreased reaching 164 on August 3 then surging again to 735 new cases on Wednesday.

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Last Update: Friday, 04 September 2020 KSA 14:35 - GMT 11:35
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