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Paramedics collect swab samples at a coronavirus drive-through screening center by Dubai Health Authority at Al Nasr Club in Dubai. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has announced 2,022 new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall tally in the country to 487,697.

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 266,023 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.

Four more deaths from the deadly virus have been also confirmed, taking the country’s death toll to 1,537.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 1,731 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking that number up to 471,906 of total recovered patients.

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.