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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,196 Covid-19 cases, 2,385 recoveries, 5 deaths

Dubai - More than 36 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 3:27 PM

Last updated: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 3:35 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 2,196 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,385 recoveries and 5 deaths.

The new cases were detected through 226,275 additional tests.

More than 36 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 24 are 446,594, while total recoveries stand at 429,573. The death toll rises to 1,456.

UAE researchers are closely studying the new strains of SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, and are to be blamed for the surge in the viral outbreak cases globally.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the UAE’s health sector, said at the routine Covid-19 briefing on March 23 that after regular follow-ups and research on the contagion, the health authorities have found that new mutations of the virus are responsible for the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across the world, as reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently.

Government and private nurseries in Sharjah can resume receiving children from March 28 with strict Covid safety protocols.

The local emergency, crisis and disaster management team in Sharjah, in cooperation with the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), said multiple inspections have been carried out at the nurseries to ensure they are Covid-safe to receive children.

The UAE marked one year since it began battling the Covid-19 pandemic yesterday.

From accelerated mass testing, fever clinics, drive-through screening centres to country-wide sterilisation drives, the UAE’s comprehensive support plan has helped it in keeping Covid numbers significantly low from the very beginning.

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