UAE reports 17 deaths, 2,250 new COVID-19 cases - GulfToday

UAE reports 17 deaths, 2,250 new COVID-19 cases


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter 

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recorded 2,250 coronavirus cases on Sunday.

In addition to the new cases, 3,684 individuals have recovered and 17 people passed away.

Using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, the UAE has conducted 197, 701 additional COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours. 


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In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

The UAE has recorded 370, 425 coronavirus cases since the outbreak, 359,697 have recovered and 1,125 individuals passed away.

Social gatherings and private parties have been the main cause of the surge in coronavirus cases in the UAE.

The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, said that private parties and meetings are responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases.

The Police Chief urged everyone to follow the precautionary measures and social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the virus.

All members of society have a responsibility to adhere to the practices and precautions while combatting the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, said Dr Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector.

"There is a pressing need to continue promoting awareness about the healthy practices related to preventing the spread of COVID-19," Al Hosani said.

"It has been noticed that the 20 to 40 age group is the most affected due to the wrong perception that their youth will protect them for being infected," she added.

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