UAE tests over 5m for virus, reports 90% recovery rate
Gulf Today|August 04, 2020
UAE tests over 5m for virus, reports 90% recovery rate
UAE reports 164 new cases, no deaths for the third day in a row; WHO warns there may never be a COVID-19 ‘silver bullet;’ Russia aims to produce ‘millions’ of vaccine doses by 2021; Manila goes under lockdown again as virus cases surge.
Emadueddin Khalil

The UAE Minister of Health and Prevention Abdulrahman Bin Mohamed Al Owais, during a news briefing on Monday stated that the number of COVID-19 tests in the country has exceeded 5 million mark, pointing out the recovery rate has reached 90%, which is among the highest globally.

He attributed it to the early detection of cases which contributed to achieving the second phase of the strategy of treating cases using advanced protocols.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has conducted 27,811 new additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours and detected 164 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 61,163.

MoHAP also noted an additional 248 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total recoveries to 54,863. MoHAP also reported no deaths due to COVID-19 for the third day in a row, which means the death toll remains 351 in the country.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday it had completed the groundwork in China to probe the origins of the new coronavirus -- as it warned there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19.


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August 04, 2020