Coronavirus: UAE reports 998 Covid-19 cases, 989 recoveries, 2 deaths

Over 178.2 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far

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Published: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 1:57 PM

Last updated: Fri 5 Aug 2022, 2:10 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday reported 998 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 989 recoveries and 2 deaths.

Total active cases stand at 18,848.

The new cases were detected through 244,993 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on August 5 are 996,775, while total recoveries stand at 975,590. The death toll now stands at 2,337.


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Biden was still experiencing a "very occasional" cough, but the cough was improving, O'Connor said in the memo. Biden will continue in isolation.

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