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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 434 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 1,021,625.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Thursday 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.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced that it conducted 244,458 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care, according to the ministry.
The Ministry added that no COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, leaving the total number of deaths unchanged at 2,342.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 361 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,001,218.
The Ras Al Kahimah Government's Human Resources Department announced that all government employees must undergo a PCR COVID-19 test at their own expense every seven days effective February 7 and until further notice.
The UAE health authorities said on Tuesday that the UAE population is at the top globally in the rate of receiving vaccine doses per 100 people, compared to countries whose population exceeds one million.
The UAE has announced that its PCR tests can detect the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. The authorities made the statement during the weekly media briefing on latest development on COVID-19 in the country.
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