Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said on Thursday that an additional 54,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted revealing 659 new cases and bringing the total number of cases to 37,018.
The new cases identified are undergoing treatment.
Ministry also revealed that the total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 19,572 with 419 cases fully recovered on Thursday after receiving treatment.
Ministry also announced the death of three people, who tested positive for COVID-19, due to complications.This brings the total death toll to 273.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention expressed sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.
The "UAE Volunteers" national campaign was very popular with UAE citizens and residents alike, who competed to fulfill the call of duty by volunteering in 125 opportunities; 98 field and 27 virtual opportunities remotely, as the number of volunteers enrolled in the campaign within a month of its launch reached more than 18,740 volunteers belonging to more than 132 nationalities residing in the UAE.
The number of resident volunteers supporting the national efforts made by our soldiers in the first line of defense to confront the spread of "COVID-19" reached more than 13,170 volunteers residing in the UAE, in addition to 5,555 volunteers from citizens.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 491 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 41,990.
"The UAE ranked the 1st in the number of tests per capita during the months of July and August 2020 in the world," Hammadi said.
The laboratory diagnostic kits in the cargo will help screen thousands of people, further supporting the efforts to control the pandemic.
The ministry calls on the public to follow preventive health measures to protect themselves. Also to be more informed, the public should review the educational flyer available on the ministry’s website and all websites of health authorities in the country.
Millions of Indians turned out to cast ballots in a state election on Wednesday in the world’s biggest vote since the coronavirus emerged, with booths packed out and many ignoring government advice on wearing masks and social distancing.
Top Turkish officials condemned a caricature scorning President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, calling it a “disgusting effort” to “spread its cultural racism and hatred.”
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed appreciation to this initiative of hosting a simple ceremony, given the current circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic.