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Illustrative purposes: A paramedics taking swab sample at the SEHA drive-through National Screening Center at Golf and Shooting club in Sharjah. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has reported 1,214 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 175,276, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Saturday.

Three more COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus, taking the country’s death toll up to 589.

A total of 670 Covid-19 patients have also made full recovery, pushing the total number of patients recovered to 158,498.

The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 83,146 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.