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Coronavirus: UAE reports 561 new cases, eight more deaths

Government reveals 121 new recoveries, total stands at 2,664

Coronavirus: UAE reports 561 new cases, eight more deaths

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government.

The UAE reported 561 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and a further eight deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 13,599, while the death toll has reached 119.

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government, revealed that over 36,200 additional Covid-19 tests have been conducted among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.

She said: “The accelerated investigative measures resulted in the detection of 561 new coronavirus cases among various nationalities, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, taking to 13,599 the total number of infections in the country.”

A total of 121 new patients fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 2,664.

Dr Al Shamsi has also underlined the UAE Government’s desire to prioritise the people of determination while providing various health, and social services.

"Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a home testing programme for the people of determination has been launched recently," she said, explaining that the programme targets various ages, including Emiratis and residents, who find difficulties in reaching out to screening centres nationwide.

"The programme, which started two weeks ago, results in the detection of 22 Covid-19 cases among people of determination," she added, calling on the parents and families of the people of determination to "benefit from the services provided through the pioneering programme".

Families of people of determination can request the programme teams to come to their houses through the following number 02-5968689 from 9am through 4pm, Al Shamsi explained.

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