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Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed the detection of 790 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, shooting up the total number of infections to 873,882, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Saturday.

One more COVID-19 fatality has been confirmed, taking the country’s death toll at 2,293. A total of 2,064 COVID-19 patients has also made full recovery, bringing the overall recoveries to 815,990.

The newly detected infections were identified after conducting 388,495 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.