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351,718 PCR tests were conducted across the country. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News/archive

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed the detection of 617 new cases of COVID-19, two fatalities and 714 fresh recoveries on Tuesday.

According to the latest numbers, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said the new coronavirus infections were detected after 351,718 PCR tests were conducted across the country as part of its plan to expand the scope of coronavirus screenings.

With today’s newly detected cases, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has risen to 730,135, while the death toll has now touched 2,066 and overall recoveries have climbed to 721,367.

The ministry extended its deepest condolences to the deceased’s families and wished patients a speedy recovery.

The ministry reiterated its call on community members to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to precautionary measures and abide by social distancing for everyone’s health and safety.