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UAE Reports 786 New COVID-19 Cases

UAE Reports 786 New COVID-19 Cases

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 - 12:00
FILE PHOTO: Travellers wear masks as they arrive at the Dubai International Airport, after the UAE's Ministry of Health and Community Prevention confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

The UAE said on Thursday it had registered 786 new coronavirus cases.


The newly infections were confirmed after an additional 93,000 tests were taken, raising the total number of infections to 82,568.


Despite an increase in daily new infections, an additional 661 individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 72,117.


Meanwhile, no deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, the official WAM news agency reported.


With that, the death toll stands at 402, according to the health ministry.


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