Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,489 Covid-19 cases, 1,499 recoveries, no deaths

Over 173.5 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far



By Web Desk

Published: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 15 Jul 2022, 3:31 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday reported 1,489 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,499 recoveries and no deaths.

Total active cases stand at 17,544.

The new cases were detected through 297,155 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE on July 15 are 970,586, while total recoveries stand at 950,717. The death toll now stands at 2,325.

Over 173.5 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.

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