GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 783 cases; Saudi reports 1,911 infections

Since the outbreak, the UAE has recorded a total of 19,661 cases



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The Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE has announced 783 Covid-19 cases on May 12, resulting from over 32,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus.

The newly diagnosed cases have spiked the tally of infections in the country to 19,661.

The ministry also announced the deaths of two individuals of different nationalities who were active Covid-19 patients and died due to complications.

The total death toll on account of the virus stands at 203.

An additional 631 recoveries were reported, raising the total recoveries to 6,012.

Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced 1,911 cases and nine deaths on May 12.

The city of Riyadh has led with 443 cases, followed by Makkah (403), and Jeddah (306).

The death toll has now risen to 264.

Bahrain
As of May 12, 1.30pm local time, Bahrain reported a total of 3,218 active Covid-19 cases, of whom five are said to be in a critical condition.

Kuwait
The Ministry of Health confirmed 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, spiking the death toll to 75.

The ministry confirmed that on May 12, 991 people tested positive for the virus, raising the total number of infections to 10,277, Kuwait News Agency reported.

Oman
The Ministry of Health registered 148 new Covid-19 cases, including 33 Omanis and 115 expatriates, raising the total number of cases to 3,721.

The ministry also confirmed 17 fatalities and 1,250 recoveries.

Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health announced 1,526 Covid-19 infections of the 4,250 cases tested in the last 24 hours.

With an additional 179 recoveries in the last 24 hours, 3,019 cases have now recovered.

The death toll in Qatar has now reached 14.