865 new COVID-19 cases, 673 recoveries and a death reported in UAE
18 Sep 2020
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Friday said it carried out 97,469 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 865 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 83,433.
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 403, it added.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
It also announced the recovery of an additional 673 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 72,790.