By Nikhil Pereira
Total number of cases in the country rises beyond 60,000, death toll reaches 349
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported 302 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, after carrying out 55,257 additional tests for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
This takes the total number of cases in the country to 60,223 from a total of 5,021,657 tests conducted.
As many as 424 recoveries were also recorded over the last 24 hours with two deaths due to "complications".
To date, 53,626 patients have made a full recovery with the death toll reaching 349 cases.
According to information released by MoHAP, there are currently 6,248 active cases.
تُعلن وزارة الصحة عن تسجيل 302 إصابة جديدة بـ #فيروس_كورونا_المستجد، و424 حالة شفاء، بالإضافة إلى حالتي وفاة بسبب مضاعفات المرض.
The Ministry of Health announces the register of 302 new cases of #Coronavirus, 424 recoveries and 2 death cases due to complications. pic.twitter.com/3tn6vbIDco— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) July 30, 2020
Globally, more than 17 million people have been infected by Covid-19, of which nearly 10 million patients have recovered.
The global death toll stands at 667,218 according to the Johns Hopkins University. The US has the highest death toll with more than 150,000 cases succumbing to fatalities.
Meanwhile Russia is working on a Covid-19 vaccine which it claims has 100 percent effectiveness. Globally, more than 100 vaccines are being developed and tested.