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A medical staffer obtains a swab sample from a man inside a vehicle at a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre in Al Khawaneej, Dubai. Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has reported 1,732 confirmed cases detected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 753,065, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Monday.

One new COVID-19 fatality has been confirmed, taking the country’s death toll at 2,159. A total of 608 COVID-19 patients have also made full recovery, bringing the overall recoveries to 741,933.

The newly detected infections were identified after conducting 325,097 PCR tests across the country.

The ministry expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased and wished patients speedy recovery, urging the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with precautionary measures, particularly social distancing protocols, to ensure the safety and protection of the public.