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Screening centre at the Ghantoot Rapid testing facility on Dubai-Abu Dhabi border. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has confirmed the detection of 1,287 new cases of COVID-19, six fatalities and 1,413 fresh recoveries on Wednesday.

According to the latest numbers, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said the new coronavirus infections were detected after 318,383 PCR tests were conducted across the country as part of its plan to expand the scope of coronavirus screenings.

With today’s newly detected cases, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has risen to 696,906, while the death toll has now touched 1,988, and overall recoveries have climbed to 674,162.

The ministry extended its deepest condolences to the deceased’s families and wished patients a speedy recovery.

The ministry reiterated its call on community members to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to precautionary measures and abide by social distancing for everyone’s health and safety.