SEHA drive through, swab test, COVID-19 in UAE
Paramedics taking swab sample at the SEHA drive through National Screening Center located at Golf and Shooting Club in Sharjah. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has announced 1,297 new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall tally in the country to 162,662.

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 113,220 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 563.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 783 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking that number up to 151,044 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.