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Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed the detection of 996 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 718,370.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention latest update, two more COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus, taking the country’s death toll up to 2,041.

A total of 1,551 COVID-19 patients have also made full recovery, pushing the total number of patients recovered to 705,118.

The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 329,146 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.

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.