Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,874 Covid-19 cases, 2,025 recoveries, 5 deaths

Dubai - More than 37.1 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

By Web report

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 1:53 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 1:59 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1,874 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,025 recoveries and 5 deaths.


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The new cases were detected through 167,309 additional tests.

More than 37.1 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 29 are 457,071, while total recoveries stand at 440,731. The death toll rises to 1,486.

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of Covid-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.

The report’s release has been repeatedly delayed, raising questions about whether the Chinese side was trying to skew the conclusions to prevent blame for the pandemic falling on China. A World Health Organization official said late last week that he expected it would be ready for release “in the next few days.”

Meanwhile, a new Covid-19 field hospital was opened in Sharjah on Sunday. The Mohammed Bin Zayed Field Hospital for Covid patients is a 7,000-square-metre hospital featuring 204 beds. Of these, 48 are intensive care units and 156 are meant for patients with moderate to severe cases of Covid.

Schools in Dubai have been advising caution to their students and staff who are looking to travel abroad during the spring break.

If students travel, they are required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which is valid within 48 hours of the start of school. This policy will be implemented for all staff, too.

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