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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at Zabeel Primary Health Centre in Dubai. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed 2,876 new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall tally in the country to 230,578, making it the highest single-day increase since the outbreak of the deadly virus.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 171,951 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries has gone up to 206,114 after 2,454 COVID-19 patients received the all-clear. This means that there are currently 23,340 active cases in the country.

Six more deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 708.

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.