Coronavirus: UAE reports 318 Covid-19 cases, 1,073 recoveries, no deaths

Total active cases stand at 29,673



By Web Desk

Published: Wed 16 Mar 2022, 1:55 PM

Last updated: Wed 16 Mar 2022, 2:03 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 318 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,073 recoveries and no deaths.

Total active cases stand at 29,673.

The new cases were detected through 373,822 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 16 are 886,301, while total recoveries stand at 854,326. The death toll now stands at 2,302.

Over 143.1 million PCR tests have been conducted across the country to date.

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