COVID-19 in UAE ; swab test,
File photo: Paramedics collect swab samples at a coronavirus drive-through screening station in Sharjah Golf and Shooters Club. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Dubai: The UAE on Thursday reported 3 more fatalities and 1,321 new cases of COVID-19, taking the country’s tally of infections to 189,866 and death toll to 629.

In its daily update on coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced an additional 792 recoveries , pushing the total number of people recovered from the virus to 166,541.

The ministry conducted 139,909 PCR tests over the past 24 hours in line with its plan to widen the scope of tests.

The ministry expressed sincere condolences to the deceased’s families and wished a speedy recovery for patients who are still under treatment. It urged community members to cooperate with health authorities and to continue abide by health protocols and precautionary measures for their safety.