Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,431 Covid-19 cases, 1,652 recoveries, 2 deaths

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Dubai - More than 11.12 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

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Published: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 12:59 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 5:09 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 1,431 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,652 recoveries. Two deaths were also reported.

More than 103,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to over 11.2 million tests so far.

The UAE on Tuesday crossed the 100,000 mark in the total number of recovered cases while marking a 15 per cent increase in recovery rate in just one week, health authorities announced. The country also reported the highest number of Covid-19 infections on a single day -- 1,315 -- along with two deaths.

The Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi, has said that the UAE is a leading model for the world in the way it responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the government's foresight and proactive approach in managing the coronavirus crisis. In a speech on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, observed on October 13, Al Shamsi said that while the pandemic ravaged many countries around the world, the UAE has demonstrated how having a clear strategy and handling this imminent danger with professionalism has allowed it to contain its repercussions. "On International Day for Disaster Reduction, we are proud to be among the ranks of developed nations in our response to crises," he said.

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