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UAE reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases after 242,742 tests in 24 hours
Worshippers keeping a safe distance from one another perform prayers at a mosque in UAE after reopening places of worship following months of closure to avoid the spread of the Covid-19. (AFP)

The United Arab Emirates has reported 3,072 new COVID-19 cases after conducting 242,742 tests over the past 24 hours, according to the country’s NCEMA.


The new cases show a slight increase compared to the previous day, however, health authorities processed nearly 7,000 more screenings by Friday than they did on Thursday.


There was also a drop in daily deaths with 10 coronavirus-related deaths recorded over the past 24 hours. The death toll has reached 1,296.


https://twitter.com/NCEMAUAE/status/1367775921059598339


Meanwhile, an additional 2,026 people who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 389,384 as of March 5.


A total of 405,277 people have tested positive for the virus in the UAE since it was first detected in the Gulf country.


source: Joanne Serrieh


Image source: AFP


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