Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE reports 176 Covid-19 cases, 258 recoveries, 1 death

Web report/Dubai
Filed on October 5, 2021

The new cases were detected through 364,265 additional tests

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 176 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 258 recoveries and 1 death.

The new cases were detected through 364,265 additional tests.

More than 85.5 million PCR tests have been conducted across the country to date

The total number of cases in UAE as on October 5 are 737,073 while total recoveries stand at 730,093. The death toll now stands at 2,104.


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However, the country has said it would not welcome international tourists back until next year, with the return of skilled migrants and students given higher priority.

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