Coronavirus: UAE registers 1,431 cases, highest daily COVID-19 tally since outbreak

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

The United Arab Emirates registered its highest daily tally of new coronavirus cases since the outbreak began, with 1,431 infections in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Wednesday.

This raises the total number of confirmed cases to 110,039, according to the ministry.

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Two people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, bringing the virus-related death toll in the UAE to 450.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in the country rose to 101,659 after 1,652 people recovered in the last 24 hours.

The UAE has been witnessing a surge in new infections, largely due to people not following protocol measures.

Health officials have urged the public to continue to adhere to preventative measures at all times. Face masks must be worn at all times when out in public, except while eating or drinking, and a two-meter distance must be kept between individuals.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 14 October 2020 KSA 15:09 - GMT 12:09
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