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A paramedic staff collects swab samples at a coronavirus drive-through screening center in Sharjah Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed the detection of 2,813 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 825,699, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Sunday.

Three more COVID-19 fatalities have been confirmed, taking the country’s death toll at 2,214. A total of 1,028 COVID-19 patients has also made full recovery, bringing the overall recoveries to 768,343.

The newly detected infections were identified after conducting 517,107 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.