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Coronavirus: UAE reports 568 new Covid-19 cases, 469 recoveries

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on June 8, 2020 | Last updated on June 8, 2020 at 09.50 pm
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The UAE government earlier announced that its health entities have crossed a new milestone of 2.5 million tests for Covid-19 in the country.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 568 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 469 new recoveries.

This has bought the total number of cases to 39, 376 in the country and the total number of recoveries to 22,275.

The authority also announced 5 deaths in the country as a result of Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 281.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has reached 16,820.

The ministry wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to abide by the precautionary measures in place and follow all necessary medical advice in order to avoid more infections.

On Saturday, the UAE government announced that its health entities have crossed a new milestone of 2.5 million tests for Covid-19 in the country.

To further improve early detection of cases and increase chances of recovery, a new quarantine facility has been set up in Al Razeen area of Abu Dhabi, which can accommodate close to 17,000 Covid-19 patients, including its fourth phase which was readied in a record time and can accept 9,984 patients.

Smartwatches have also been rolled out to monitor and track Covid-19 patients in Abu Dhabi under self-quarantine at homes. The electronic wristband device, launched by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), serves as a tracing and monitoring tool.

Asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms with no risk factors and don't require to be hospitalised will use the device, which is linked to Covid-19 testing and tracing app, Al Hosn. The band is fixed on the arms of Covid-19 patients who have been allowed by health authorities to self-isolate themselves. Patients between the ages of 18 and 59 and have met a set of criteria, can be allowed by doctors to self-quarantine at home.


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