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The UAE research findings show that the saliva can be used for viral detection, proving to be just as effective as the nasal swab. Photo for illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: Gulf News/archive

Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 235,936 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,009 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 994,693.

According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

The Ministry added that no COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, leaving the total number of deaths in the country unchanged at 2,335.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 989 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 973,711