Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 24 September 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: UAE confirms 781 new cases taking total to 29,485

More than 35,000 people were tested in the past day

UAE Health officials have said that numbers will continue to climb as more tests are carried out and more patients identified. AFP
UAE Health officials have said that numbers will continue to climb as more tests are carried out and more patients identified. AFP

The UAE confirmed 781 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, taking the country's total to 29,485.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention reported one further death taking the toll to 245.

A further 561 people recovered taking that total to 15,056.

Officials said 35,000 tests were carried out in the past day.

The number of tests per day has risen steadily are more testing centres open, more staff are deployed and at-risk areas such as labour accommodation are focused on.

Friday saw the highest number of new cases to date, at 994 - but also the highest number of tests in a single day, at more than 50,000.

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Updated: May 24, 2020 02:02 PM

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