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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 502 cases, 8 deaths; Saudi cases cross 33,000

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 502 cases, 8 deaths; Saudi cases cross 33,000

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 165 and 219 respectively

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE has registered 502 new Covid-19 cases, resulting from conducting more than 33,000 tests on citizens and residents in various regions of the country.

Since the outbreak, the country has recorded a total of 16,240 infections.

The ministry also confirmed that eight individuals of different nationalities had succumbed to the virus. The Covid-19-related death toll has now risen to 165.

With 213 new recoveries, as many as 3,572 patients have recovered from the infection.

Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia took to Twitter to announce 1,793 new Covid-19 cases in the kingdom, spiking the total number of infections to 33,731.

The ministry also confirmed 10 additional deaths, bringing the tally of Covid-19 induced fatalities to 219.

 


Oman
The sultanate has announced a total of 55 new coronavirus cases, spiking the total infections to 2,958, Oman News Agency reported.

Of the newly diagnosed cases, 15 were Omani nationals while the rest were expatriates.

As many as 13 people have died due to the virus while 980 people are said to have fully recovered.

Bahrain
As of May 7, 2pm local time, Bahrain reported a total of 2,125 active Covid-19 cases, of whom only four are said to be in a critical condition.

Kuwait
The Ministry of Health in Kuwait has confirmed 278 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths, spiking the tally to 6,567. Meanwhile, the death toll rises to 44, Kuwait News Agency reported.

Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health announced 918 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, and 216 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered cases in ​Qatar to 2,286.

 

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