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Single-day COVID-19 cases rise to 2,081 in UAE after remaining below 2,000 for 7 days in a row

April 22, 2021
Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates reached 2,081 on Thursday after remaining below the 2,000-mark for seven days in a row. — WAM file photo
Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates reached 2,081 on Thursday after remaining below the 2,000-mark for seven days in a row. — WAM file photo



ABU DHABI — Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates reached 2,081 on Thursday after remaining below the 2,000-mark for seven days in a row, according to a statement from the country's health ministry.

The ministry announced four 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 504,872 and virus-related fatalities to 1,565.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 203,232 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 1,842 more patients recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 486,920, according to the statement. — SG


April 22, 2021
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