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UAE again breaks daily COVID-19 record with 3,491 new infections

January 19, 2021
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday recorded 3,471 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 256,732. — WAM photo
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday recorded 3,471 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 256,732. — WAM photo

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday recorded 3,491 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 260,223, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health carried by WAM.

The ministry announced five more deaths from complications caused by COVID-19, taking the country's death toll to 756.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 163,049 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, according to the ministry.

In the 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.

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.

It also announced a total of 3,311 more patients have recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 231,675. — SG


January 19, 2021
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