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Single-day coronavirus cases fall to 1,759 in UAE

April 26, 2021
Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dipped below the 2,000-mark once again on Monday, with 1,759 new infections reported over the past 24 hours. — WAM file photo
Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dipped below the 2,000-mark once again on Monday, with 1,759 new infections reported over the past 24 hours. — WAM file photo



ABU DHABI — Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dipped below the 2,000-mark once again on Monday, with 1,759 new infections reported over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the country's health ministry.

The ministry announced two 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 512,497 and virus-related fatalities to 1,573.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 160,390 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 1,580 more patients recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 493,689, according to the statement. — SG


April 26, 2021
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