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Dubai:  The UAE has confirmed 1,269 new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall tally in the country to 156,523.

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 129,558 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries has gone up to 147,309 after another 840people received the all-clear.

Three more deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours, pushing the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 547.

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.