File photo: A member of medical staff wearing a protective face mask and gloves carries a swab tested during drive-thru COVID-19 disease testing at a screening centre in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: REUTERS

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has announced the detection of 2,188 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 581,197.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, five more COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus, taking the country’s death toll up to 1,696.

A total of 2,150 COVID-19 patients have also made full recovery, pushing the total number of patients recovered to 560,734.

The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 246,510 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.