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Coronavirus: UAE reports 779 new Covid-19 cases, 325 recoveries

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on May 26, 2020 | Last updated on May 26, 2020 at 01.27 pm
coronavirus, covid19, dubai, abu dhabi, uae, eid

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Authorities have conducted over 2 million tests so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday announced 779 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, as well as 325 recoveries.

MoHAP also reported 5 deaths in the country as a result of the disease.

The new cases were detected through 28,000 more tests.

The total number of infections stand at 31,086 as on May 26, while recoveries are 15,982. The death toll is 253.

Earlier on Monday, Minister Abdul Rahman Al Owais announced that the UAE had conducted an additional 41,000 tests, taking the total number of tests in the country to 2,044,493.

The ministry wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with all precautionary measures, particularly social distancing, to ensure their safety and protection.

Authorities have urged citizens and residents to stay safe this Eid by staying home and adhering to precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Reminding people to get their dose of the sunshine vitamin even as they #StayHome, a nutrition expert in Abu Dhabi has stressed that some evidence suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19 cases.

"There is statistical data that indicates a link between low levels of vitamin D and fatal coronavirus cases," said Dr Nada Zuhair Al Adeeb, community nutrition manager at Tawam Hospital-Seha and secretary-general of Emirates Nutrition Society.


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