A health worker takes samples from expatriate workers
A health worker takes samples from an expatriate worker to check for the novel coronavirus at a testing centre in the Al Quaz area of Dubai. Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: The UAE reported a further 483 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, after conducting more than 31,807 new tests, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in UAE to 8,238.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 131 cases after receiving the necessary treatment, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the UAE to 1,546.

According the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) spokesperson Dr Farida Al Hosani, 6 more coronavirus deaths have been confirmed, taking the toll up to 52 - the deceased are of different nationalities.

The ministry expressed its 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.