The Ministry of Health and Protection (MoHaP) recently conducted an additional 54,000 tests that led to the discovery of 283 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients to 60,506.
The ministry also reported two patients who have died due to complications from COVID-19, which brings the country’s total death toll to 351.
In addition, the UAE has reported over 283 fully recovered patients, with the total now at 53,909.
This brings the total number of active cases a bit higher from yesterday’s 6,248 to 6,246 as of July 31.
His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention urged and reminded the public to practice social distancing measures ahead of the upcoming Eid Al Adha celebrations.
“It is the responsibility of every one of us to abide by the regulations and measures put in place to protect the public health. Following simple practices like social distancing is effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19. We wish a blessed Eid for all,” said Al Owais.
The Minister of Health and Prevention also praised the valiant efforts of frontliners who will be spending Eid Al Adha away from their loved ones as they perform their duties: “We highly appreciate our frontline heroes of doctors, nurses and healthcare providers who are spending Eid Al Adha away from their families, to keep us safe and healthy. We will always remember and value their relentless efforts.”
Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the government’s briefing spokesperson advised families to be good examples to their children so that everyone would steer clear of the coronavirus.
“We advise families to pay more attention to children who have respiratory illness and under one year old. Both are at risk of developing acute symptoms of Covid-19. When adults abide by precautionary measures, they encourage children to also follow health practices,” said Dr. Al Hammadi.