Laboratory workers bag a biological sample at a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre in Al Khawaneej, Dubai. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai:  The UAE on Wednesday announced 5 deaths and 432 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of infections in the country to 5,365.

The Ministry also announced 101 new recoveries, bringing the total number of coronavirus-recovered cases in the country to 1,034.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said it’s a priority to perform advanced and extensive testing and screening to identify and isolate cases as early as possible; more than 767,000 Covid-19 tests have been performed to date across the UAE.

Of the 5 cases that resulted in fatalities, three people were from Asia, one was Arab and one was from the Gulf. Taking the death toll to 33.