Abu Dhabi: Another 536 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UAE, pushing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 10,349, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced on Sunday.
Five more deaths from the novel virus have been also confirmed, taking the country’s death toll to 76.
According to the ministry, the deceased, who are of various nationalities, suffered from pre-existing chronic illnesses coinciding with coronavirus, which resulted in complications that led to their death.
The ministry also announced the full recovery of 91 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking the total of patients recovered from the virus in the UAE to 1,978.
The new coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 35,000 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days, the ministry said.
The ministry expressed sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with all precautionary measures, particularly social distancing protocols, to ensure the safety and protection of the public.