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The UAE research findings show that the saliva can be used for viral detection, proving to be just as effective as the nasal swab. Photo for illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: Gulf News/archive

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has reported 136 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 737,509, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.

Two more COVID-19 fatalities have been reported, taking the country’s death toll to 2,111.

A total of 204 COVID-19 patients have also made full recovery, pushing the total number of patients recovered to 730,734.

The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 453 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.