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Covid-19 GCC update: UAE reports 564 cases; Saudi registers 1,552 infections

Covid-19 GCC update: UAE reports 564 cases; Saudi registers 1,552 infections

The Covid-19-induced death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 126 and 184 respectively

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE has reported 564 new Covid-19 infections, resulting from an additional 26,000 screenings conducted across the country.

With the newly diagnosed cases, the total number of infections has now risen to 14,163.

The ministry has also confirmed the demise of seven individuals of varied nationalities, raising the death toll to 126.

With 99 additional recoveries, the total number of recovered cases in the UAE has reached 2,763.

Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia took to Twitter to announce 1,552 new Covid-19 cases across the kingdom, raising the total infections to 27,011.

The city of Jeddah has reported a total of 245 cases, followed by Makkah (221) and Jubail (156).

 

The ministry also reported eight additional deaths, spiking the tally of Covid-19-induced fatalities to 184.

Saudi Arabia is isolating the city of Dammam and preventing entry and exit starting Sunday, May 3 until further notice, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Bahrain
As of May 3, Bahrain has 1,631 active Covid-19 cases, of whom one remains in a critical state.

Kuwait
Kuwait has reported five deaths and 364 new Covid-19 infections on May 3.

As many as 3,169 patients are receiving treatment while 72 patients were reported to be in the intensive care unit.

Oman
Oman has reported a total of 85 new Covid-19 cases, of whom 21 were nationals and the rest expatriates, Oman News Agency tweeted.

As many as 2,568 people have now contracted the virus across the sultanate, while 12 people have succumbed to the infection.

 

Qatar
Qatar has announced 679 positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, its Ministry of Public Heath tweeted.

A total of 12 people have succumbed to the virus in the country.

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