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UAE reports 339 new Covid-19 cases; 316 recoveries

UAE reports 339 new Covid-19 cases; 316 recoveries

The total number of cases has risen to 68,020

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The UAE government reported on Wednesday, August 26, that it had detected another 339 Covid-19 infections in the country.

The total number of cases has risen to 68,020.

The new cases are being treated and they were found following 57,419 tests conducted to screen for the virus.

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention also reported one Covid-19 related fatality, taking the total death toll up to 378.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the UAE government said that the number of cases had increased by approximately 10 per cent since the beginning of August.

As a result, the number of active cases increased during the past two weeks, from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.

However, the country has managed to control the death rates and maintain it at 0.5 per cent of the total cases.

Authorities in the country have warned against spreaing misinformation with regards to the Covid-19 virus.

Two individuals were reported to have been detailed on Tuesday in the UAE on charges of spreading false rumours about the pandemic.

Read: UAE detains two for ‘spreading false rumours’ about five Covid deaths in a family

The two were held by the Public Prosecution for a “fabricated” story broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, which claimed five members of a UAE family died due to the Covid-19 virus.

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