Coronavirus: UAE records over 1,000 COVID-19 cases, its highest single day spike

Dhows participate in the al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race near the finish line off of Dubai, on May 14, 2017, after starting from the Gulf island of Sir Bu Nair. (File photo: AFP)

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed 1,083 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to the country's NCEMA, marking its highest single day increase since the start of the pandemic.

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An additional 103,199 COVID-19 were administered as part of the health ministry's efforts to expand its testing capacity in the Gulf state.

A total of 970 recoveries and one fatality were also reported on Wednesday.


The UAE saw its highest daily count with 1,007 cases in a single day on September 12. Daily infections were on a downward trend since then but have increased once more despite an emphasis on compliance with measures throughout the country.

The health ministry has confirmed 87,530 total positive cases, 76,995 recoveries and 406 deaths as of September 23.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 KSA 13:55 - GMT 10:55
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