By Staff writer
Total confirmed cases in the country has increased to 65,341, deaths up to 367
The number of coronavirus cases in the UAE continued on its upward curve on Wednesday when 435 new cases were confirmed over the last 24 hours, the highest amount of infections reported in weeks.
It backs a warning from UAE Minister of Health and Community Protection, Abdul Rahman Al Owais, who revealed on Tuesday that a “remarkable increase” in cases, “indicates a greater increase in the coming period”.
According to a social media posting from the UAE Government, 72,026 new Covid-19 tests were carried out over the last day. It was previously reported that the country had exceeded the six million-mark for testing since the onset of the pandemic.
Additional 72,026 Covid-19 tests were conducted by #UAE health authorities, revealing 435 new cases and bringing the total number of cases to 65,341 . The new cases identified are undergoing treatment. #UAEGov— UAEGov (@uaegov) August 19, 2020
There have been 65,341 cases confirmed in the UAE throughout the whole crisis.
A further 113 people were noted to have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries up to 58,022.
However, another fatality at the hands of coronavirus has brought the country’s death toll up to 367.