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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 231,497 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
In a statement on Monday, 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.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,964 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 613,993.
According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.
MoHAP also announced six deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,763.
The Ministry also announced that 52,104 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered during the past 24 hours.
The total number of doses provided up to Monday stands at 14,512,626 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 146.73 doses per 100 people.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,923 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 592,984.
Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, says country is approaching 7 million vaccines in more than 205 medical centres in different regions of the country.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
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