UAE conducts 51,000 COVID-19 tests, reports 445 new cases and a death
09 Jul 2020
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Health Ministry conducted over 51,000 COVID-19 tests and revealed 445 new coronavirus cases and a death.
The Health Ministry said the total number of cases jumped to 53,045. The new cases identified are undergoing treatment.
The total number of recovered cases of coronavirus has reached 42,282 with 568 cases recovered on Wednesday after receiving treatment
The ministry said that the person who tested positive for COVID-19, died due to complications from the virus. This brings the total death toll to 327.
Recently, the UAE Armed Forces, represented by the National Service and Reserve Authority, and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to enhance their cooperation in providing medical examination services to national service recruits.
The MoU was signed by Pilot Staff Brigadier Sheikh Ahmed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Authority, and Salem Al Nuaimi, Chairman of SEHA.
According to the MoU, SEHA’s medical facilities will provide medical examination services to the recruits of the National Service Programme subject to previous medical examinations and before their enrolment, according to the requirements set by the authority and the standards established by both sides.
Pilot Staff Brigadier Al Nahyan said that the signing of the MoU is part of the authority’s efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, and reinforce the health and safety of the 2020/2021 batch of recruits and all officers and trainers.
More than 11.85 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 542,706? have died, according to a Reuters tally on published on Wednesday.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.