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COVID-19 recoveries surpass 500,000 as UAE reports 1,974 new cases, 3 deaths

April 30, 2021
The United Arab Emirates on Friday recorded 1,974 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the country's health ministry. — WAM file photo
The United Arab Emirates on Friday recorded 1,974 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the country's health ministry. — WAM file photo

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates on Friday recorded 1,974 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the country's health ministry.

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 520,236 and virus-related fatalities to 1,587.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 204,093 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 1,836 more patients recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 500,779, according to the statement. — SG


April 30, 2021
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