UAE records 571 new coronavirus cases, one more death

UAE 571

Saudi Gazette report

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday recorded 571 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country to 36,359, the government said in a statement carried by state news agency WAM.

The new cases were detected after the health authorities conducted 41,762 additional coronavirus tests among all segments of the society.

Meanwhile a total of 427 more patients have fully recovered after receiving the necessary medical care, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 19,153.

The latest figures were made public during a regular media briefing by Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson for the federal government.

During the briefing, Dr. Al Shamsi also announced the death of one patient from COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths to 270.

"The number of COVID-19 cases still receiving treatment now stands at 16,936 from different nationalities," she added.

Dr. Al Shamsi emphasized the importance of the upcoming period, saying that restoring normalcy is contingent upon the public’s full adherence to health measures in place.

"Any negligence or recklessness will lead, God forbid, to dire consequences," she warned.

"Our frontline health workers are spearheading the campaign to limit the spread of COVID-19. They are forging ahead with their heroic work around the clock to ensure our safety. Now that the government and private sectors have re-opened, it has become incumbent on all of us to honor our collective and individual responsibility to ensure full compliance with all preventative measures. We all must honor our responsibility toward ensuring our safety and that of others. We have to continue to protect our homeland, our nation’s development, and our welfare," she concluded.