Coronavirus: UAE detects 809 COVID-19 cases after conducting over 100,000 tests

A woman being tested for coronavirus in the UAE. (WAM)

The United Arab Emirates detected 809 new coronavirus cases after conducting 103,124 tests over the past 24 hours, announced the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

A further 722 people recovered from the virus, with one person dying due to coronavirus-related complications, added the Ministry of Health via NCEMA on Twitter.

This brings the COVID-19 death toll in the UAE to 404.

The 809 new cases are a slight drop on the previous day, when authorities identified 865 new coronavirus cases after conducting 97,469 tests.

The country has experienced a second spike in coronavirus cases this month, with the highest daily increase in cases in a day reported last week.

Authorities have urged the public to follow social distancing regulations, clarifying on Saturday that gatherings should be limited to 10 immediate family members only.

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Last Update: Saturday, 19 September 2020 KSA 13:12 - GMT 10:12