Coronavirus: UAE COVID-19 cases continue to rise with 1,008 new infections

Women wearing protective masks look at a cell phone in front of Burj Khalifa in Dubai. (File photo: AFP)

The United Arab Emirates reported another significant rise in new coronavirus cases with 1,008 infections detected in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 89,540.

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Two people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, according to the ministry. The virus-related death toll in the country is now 409.

Meanwhile, 809 people recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 78,819.

The UAE has been witnessing a rapid rise in the number of daily reported cases. On Thursday, a total of 1,002 new infections were recorded in 24 hours.

The day before, that number reached 1,083 – the UAE’s highest single-day increase since the start of the outbreak.

Authorities have urged the public to adhere to precautionary measures and warned that violators will have to be pay hefty fines for ignoring the law.

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Last Update: Friday, 25 September 2020 KSA 13:11 - GMT 10:11
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