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UAE single-day COVID-19 cases rise past 2,000 as deaths continue to remain low

April 08, 2021
Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates surged past 2,000 once again with 2,112 new infections recorded on Thursday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health. — WAM file photo
Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates surged past 2,000 once again with 2,112 new infections recorded on Thursday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health. — WAM file photo



ABU DHABI — Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates surged past 2,000 once again with 2,112 new infections recorded on Thursday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The ministry announced three more deaths from complications caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 478,131 and virus-related fatalities to 1,523.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 249,014 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.

A total of 2,191 more patients recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 463,032, according to the statement. — SG


April 08, 2021
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