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Abu Dhabi: UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Friday announced 1,520 new coronavirus cases in the UAE, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 690,009.

MoHAP also announced 2 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,969.

The Ministry said that it conducted 273,251 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

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

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,481 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 667,074.