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Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the UAE Government, announced that the number of daily COVID-19 tests has reached 50,729, with 239 new cases revealed. These new patients are currently receiving the necessary care and treatment in hospital. The latest figures bring the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 61,845.
Dr Al Hammadi announced that 354 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number recoveries in the Emirates to 55,739. One death was recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 354. Dr Al Hammadi added that the number of patients receiving treatment has reached 5,752.
The Government spokesman said it has been noticed that some people have become lax in following prevention measures and not adhering to safety and physical distancing rules in gatherings and during social visits.
He added that the commitment of all community members is a major contributor to removing the burden on the health sector and providing sufficient time for researchers and scientists to complete the necessary steps to produce an effective and safe vaccine.