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The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, on Thursday said it carried out over 92,9122 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods.
The Ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 786 new cases of various nationalities, who are all in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical treatment.
This brings the total number of official cases recorded in the UAE to 82,568. It also announced the recovery of an additional 661 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 72,117.
MoHAP said no new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
The UAE Health Ministry has said that vaccine and booster could fight COVID-19 virus and studies have shown vaccine and booster shots significantly help reduce the rates of hospitalisation and death, as well as prevent the spread of the virus variants.
Wearing a mask is optional for all facilities and places, open and closed. It is left to airlines to decide whether or not to wear a mask on board the aircraft. Wearing a mask is optional in the closed and open areas in schools
MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,674 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 924,192.
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