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Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed the detection of 2,504 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, shooting up the total number of infections to 830,832, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Tuesday.

Five more COVID-19 fatalities have been confirmed, taking the country’s death toll at 2,224. A total of 965 COVID-19 patients has also made full recovery, bringing the overall recoveries to 770,432.

The newly detected infections were identified after conducting 563,330 PCR tests across the country.

The ministry expressed its condolences to the families 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.