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Ministry of Health conducts over 25,000 additional COVID-19 tests; announces 460 new cases, 61 recoveries, two deaths

16 Apr, 2020: The UAE has conducted over 25,000 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days, in line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's plans to intensify virus screening in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The accelerated investigative measures resulted in the detection of 460 new coronavirus cases among various nationalities, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, taking to 5,825 the total number of infections in the country, according to a MoHaP statement today.

The Ministry also revealed the death of two patients suffering from COVID-19. The deceased are Asian nationals and had pre-existing chronic illnesses. The total number of deaths has now reached 35.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with all precautionary measures, particularly social distancing protocols, to ensure the safety and protection of the public.

The Ministry also announced the full recovery of 61 new cases after receiving the necessary medical treatment, taking to 1,095 the total of those now recovered from the virus in the UAE.

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