Thursday 24 September 2020

UAE announces over 7,930 Covid-19 recoveries

ABU DHABI, May 17, 2020

The UAE Government announced that an additional 603 patients had recovered from Covid-19 after receiving the necessary medical care, raising the total number of recoveries to 7,931.

This was revealed during the regular media briefing in Abu Dhabi by Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of the UAE Government, reported state news agency Wam.

Dr. Al Shamsi underscored plans to further enlarge the scope of Covid-19 testing, noting that health authorities conducted an additional 35,735 tests, which led to 796 new infections identified among various nationalities, with the total number of cases amounting to 22,627, including those receiving treatment, recovered cases, and deaths.

She announced four deaths from different nationalities, bringing the number of Covid-19-related deaths registered in the country to 214.

Al Shamsi offered her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed to Allah the Almighty to grant patience and solace to their families.

The number of Covid-19 cases still receiving treatment now stands at 14,482 from different nationalities.

Dr. Amna Al Dahak warned that as the Holy Month of Ramadan is drawing to a close, and with the celebrations of Eid Al Fitr taking place during these very exceptional times due to coronavirus pandemic, it is very important to avoid gatherings.

"Our Eid celebrations are usually associated with the traditions of visits, gatherings and feasts. We advise all families to avoid these practices," she said.


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