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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 276 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 736,268, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.

Three more COVID-19 fatalities have been reported, taking the country’s death toll to 2,100.

A total of 365 COVID-19 patients have also made full recovery, pushing the total number of patients recovered to 728,911.

The latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 293,853 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family 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.