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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,989 Covid-19 cases, 945 recoveries, 4 deaths

Total active cases stand at 44,829.



By Web Desk

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 1:55 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 1:59 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 2,989 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 945 recoveries and four deaths.

Total active cases stand at 44,829.

The new cases were detected through 346,101 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on January 17 are 808,237, while total recoveries stand at 761,213. The death toll now stands at 2,195.

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