Ministry detects 403 new coronavirus cases - GulfToday

Ministry detects 403 new coronavirus cases


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The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced that it conducted over 58,000 additional COVID-19 tests, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement, the Ministry affirmed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 403 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 54,453.

According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and  receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced the death of one patient as a result of COVID-19 complications. The total number of deaths in the country has reached 331, it added.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

MoHAP also noted an additional 679 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total recoveries to 44,648.

Earlier, in a bid to highlight the success of the healthcare sector’s ongoing efforts in the plight against Covid-19, the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, DoH, has confirmed that all private healthcare facilities in the emirate are now ‘Covid-19 free’.

All facilities pertaining to VPS Healthcare and NMC Healthcare in addition to Ain Al Khaleej Hospital in Al Ain are now completely free of Covid-19 cases and are set to continue provide a full range of healthcare services to patients.

DoH also underscored that several hospitals across the emirate have been designated to exclusively receive and treat Covid-19 patients moving forward, including Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Hospital in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Hospital in Al Ain.

The Department calls on citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi suffering from respiratory symptoms to visit one of the aforementioned healthcare providers to receive the appropriate care.

Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Acting Undersecretary of DoH, said: “Today, we are harvesting fruits from the labour of our brave front-line workers, who alongside our wise leadership have been pivotal in the fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In recent months the private health sector has proven that alongside its public counterpart, it plays an essential role in the effectiveness and sustainability of our healthcare sector as a whole.”

He added: “Looking ahead, we are dedicated to ensuring the readiness of the healthcare sector in the emirate to provide the necessary healthcare services to all citizens and residents at any time. Consequently, we have allocated some healthcare facilities to deal exclusively with any future Covid-19 cases.”


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