Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,305 new COVID-19 cases, one death, over 136,000 tests

Foreign workers get tested for the novel coronavirus at a testing centre in the Naif area of the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, on April 15, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

There were 1,305 new coronavirus cases, 826 recoveries and one virus-related deaths in the United Arab Emirates, the country’s health ministry announced on Thursday.

There were 136,352 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, and the country's total number of deaths has reached 564.

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In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment, state news agency WAM reported.

“The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all,” WAM reported.

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Last Update: Thursday, 26 November 2020 KSA 19:47 - GMT 16:47
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