Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,359 new COVID-19 cases, drop from recent spike of 1,578

A safety sign is seen at the entrance of a restaurant in Mall of the Emirates after the UAE government allowed stores to reopen, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai. (File Photo: Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates reported 1,359 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, a drop from the recent high of 1,578 cases, announced the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) on Twitter.

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NCEMA added that there has been two new deaths from COVID-19 during the last day.

A further 2,037 people had recovered from the virus.

The new cases were detected after authorities carried out 118,058 tests in a 24-hour period, explained NCEMA.

The UAE currently has a total of 125,123 cases, of which 118,931 have recovered, according to government figures.

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Last Update: Sunday, 25 October 2020 KSA 14:23 - GMT 11:23