Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,084 Covid-19 cases, 890 recoveries, no deaths

Total active cases stand at 18,841

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Published: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 1:56 PM

Last updated: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 2:01 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 1,084 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 890 recoveries and no deaths.

Total active cases stand at 18,841.

The new cases were detected through 242,117 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on August 4 are 995,777, while total recoveries stand at 974,601. The death toll now stands at 2,335.

Over 177.9 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.


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