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Combating coronavirus: UAE doubles recoveries in less than a fortnight

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Dubai - This comes after UAE announced the implementation of a breakthrough new Stem Cell Therapy.


A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 4 May 2020, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 5 May 2020, 1:15 AM

The UAE doubled its tally of recovered patients on Monday, May 4, after registering 203 new recoveries, its highest tally so far since the first case of Covid-19 was announced in the country on January 29.
This takes the number of recovered patients in the UAE to 2,966 - more than twice the total figure of 1,443 on April 21 when the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 83 new recoveries and a sharp rise of 105 per cent in just a fortnight.
This comes after UAE announced the implementation of a breakthrough new Stem Cell Therapy. The treatment was administered in the UAE to 73 Covid-19 coronavirus patients who have all now been successfully treated and cured of the virus. The treatment is said to have had a therapeutic effect by regenerating lung cells and modulating the immune response to keep it from overreacting to the Covid-19 infection and causing further damage to healthy cells.
Earlier last month, the UAE had also announced a Convalescent plasma therapy that doctors say boosts immunity in severely affected Covid-19 patients.
These are part of a concerted effort and commitment of the UAE government to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, authorities have warned residents that measures like staying home, social distancing and infection prevention and control measures remain necessary to reduce the burden of the disease on the healthcare system.
Earlier on Monday, the MoHAP also announced 567 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the country to 14,730.
It also condoled the deaths of 11 patients, who tested positive or Covid-19 and died due to complications. The death toll stands at 137 as of May 4.

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