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Coronavirus: UAE reports 470 Covid-19 cases, 438 recoveries, 2 deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on September 7, 2020
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Over 57,500 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, the health ministry said.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 470 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 438 recoveries. Two deaths were also reported.

Over 57,500 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, the ministry said, taking the total to more than 7.5 million tests so far.

On Sunday, the UAE recorded its highest number of Covid-19 recoveries in a day, pinning the country's recovery rate at 89 per cent, one of the highest in the world. The health ministry announced yesterday that 2,443 patients were cured of the infection in the last 24 hours and no fatalities were reported.

Meanwhile, studies have revealed that a person's saliva can now be used as an alternative to the nasopharyngeal swab for Covid-19 screening. Use of saliva could exponentially widen the testing network for Covid-19, simplify community testing, and reduce the risk to frontline healthcare professionals. The saliva specimen was self-collected into sterile containers by the patients without requiring the presence of a healthcare professional and did not require the use of preservative transport media while in transit to the laboratory. The study regarding the same has been completed by the researchers from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in terms of a significant contribution towards the fight against Covid-19.

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