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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 461 new cases of COVID-19 detected in the UAE on Thursday.
Since the first case in January, the UAE has recorded a total of 65,802 COVID-19 cases.
As a result of unforeseen complications, two patients have passed away from the virus. That brings the total of lives lost to the pandemic to 369.
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However, 131 patients have recovered, adding the number of those that have recovered from the virus to 58,153.
Al-Hammadi also announced the registration of 198 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 56,766, while no deaths were recorded and pointing out that 5,581 patients are currently receiving treatment.
The Health Ministry said, “Wearing a mask for a long time does not cause a decrease in the percentage of oxygen inside the body, nor does it cause a toxic accumulation of carbon dioxide gas as long as the mask is properly used and allows normal breathing.”
The authorities, however, announced the death of 4 people from COVID-19 related complications.
The measure aims to enhance precautionary measures as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.
The convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, and is the largest medical support of its kind provided by the UAE to Gaza since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa discussed challenges of the media industry with attendees at the meeting, exploring ways to expand the sector’s role in the UAE’s development.
Fuelled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, infections exploded during the past four weeks, with around two million cases recorded.
Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).