UAE reports 339 new coronavirus cases, sees 10% increase in infections - GulfToday

UAE reports 339 new coronavirus cases, sees 10% increase in infections


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE Health Ministry conducted 69,309 new coronavirus tests, reported 339 new cases of infection.

The UAE still leads the world in total medical examinations compared to the population.

172 people have recovered, 1 death due to COVID-19 complications.

The authorities said 8,490 patients are still receiving treatment according to established health protocols.

Dr Omar Al Hammadi, official spokesman for the UAE Government, said, “Since the beginning of August, we have witnessed an increase of about 10 per cent in infections, which was reflected in the increase in the percentage of active cases that are still receiving treatment during the past two weeks, from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.

Al Hammadi said, “The death cases from COVID-19 disease in the country remained at their previous rates, at 0.5% of the total cases, thanks to the health care and advanced treatment protocols that the country provides for the injured.

Al Hammadi said, “We have spotted some clips on social media for gatherings and holding parties in some facilities without applying preventive measures, and we call on all members of society to take responsibility for maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.”

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