UAE conducts over 44,000 tests, detects 532 new cases

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The number of recoveries in UAE rose to 41,714 after 993 people recovered from coronavirus. — Courtesy photo
The number of recoveries in UAE rose to 41,714 after 993 people recovered from coronavirus. — Courtesy photo



ABU DHABI — After conducting over 44,000 COVID-19 tests, the United Arab Emirates recorded 532 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 52,600.

Two people died of due to complications caused by COVID-19 in the UAE, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the country to 326.

Meanwhile the number of recoveries rose to 41,714 after 993 people recovered.

The ministry said that new cases identified are undergoing treatment.

The UAE on Tuesday began welcoming tourists for the first time in months as the country loosens restrictions as part of its plans to reopen and reignite the economy.

The Dubai World Trade Center, which was converted into a field hospital in April to treat coronavirus patients, shut its doors after the last COVID-19 patient recovered from the virus, authorities announced on Tuesday. — Agencies


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