Abu Dhabi: The UAE passed the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 cases, after detecting another 1,227 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 200,892, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Saturday.
Two more COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus, taking the country’s death toll up to 655.
A total of 1,542 Covid-19 patients have also made full recovery, pushing the total number of patients recovered to 177,407.
The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 157,461 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.