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UAE: New Daily COVID-19 High amid Increased Testing

UAE: New Daily COVID-19 High amid Increased Testing

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 - 12:15
FILE PHOTO: People are seen in front of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday reported its highest daily number of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic at 1,083 new cases.

The country has seen cases surge over the past seven weeks from 164 cases on Aug. 3, a trend authorities have attributed to people not adhering to social distancing measures.

The UAE has been scaling up the number of tests carried out daily.

It said 103,199 tests for the virus had been carried out on Tuesday.

The UAE has recorded 87,530 infections and 406 deaths from COVID-19 so far.

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