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Coronavirus: UAE reports 390 Covid-19 cases, 800 recoveries, no deaths

Total active cases stand at 24,955



By Web Desk

Published: Thu 24 Mar 2022, 2:56 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Mar 2022, 3:01 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 390 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 800 recoveries and no deaths.

Total active cases stand at 24,955.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 24 are 889,105, while total recoveries stand at 861,848. The death toll now stands at 2,302.

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