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UAE health ministry conducts over 28,000 additional COVID-19 tests, announces 779 new cases

26 May, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Sunday that it conducted over 28,000 additional COVID-19 tests using state-of-the-art medical testing methods.

In a statement, the Ministry affirmed its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 779 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 31,086. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced five deaths as a result of COVID-19 complications. The total number of deaths in the country has reached 253, it added.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

MoHAP also noted an additional 325 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 15,982.

It called on the public to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all.

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