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COVID-19: UAE active cases rise to 6,000+, total now at 64,102 with two deaths

The Ministry of Health and Protection (MoHaP) recently conducted additional 77,640 tests that led to the discovery of 283 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients to 64,102.

The ministry also reported two patients who have died due to complications from COVID-19, which brings the country’s total death toll to 361.

In addition, the UAE has reported over 98 fully recovered patients, with the total now at 57,571.

This brings the total number of active cases higher from yesterday’s 5,987 to 6,170 as of August 15.

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His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention praised the role of the front line medical teams and first responders and their great efforts since the beginning of the pandemic Al Owais added that the early detection of cases and the application of advanced treatment protocols contributed to a continuous increase in the rates of recovery, with the ratio now reaching nearly 90%, giving the UAE among the highest rates of recovery in the world.

Al Owais stressed that social visits and communication without observing the rules of physical separation constitute the greatest challenge in the battle against COVID-19, and he asked that the public’s commitment to observing preventive measures would help to preserve the current successes and help to achieve greater achievements in the future.

Dr. Al Hammadi, official spokesperson for the UAE government, stated that the increase in COVID-19 cases were due to social and family gatherings. He urged the public to adhere to the country’s preventive measures even within private gatherings.

“Unlike people’s behavior at public places, which is subject to mandatory measures like social distancing and face mask wearing, private and family gatherings are not,” said Dr. Al Hammadi.

Dr Al Hammadi also warned against using products that claim to stimulate the immune system against the virus, as they often exploit people’s fear and anxiety. He stressed the need to continue to wear masks because of their ability to limit the spread of the virus, which is transmitted mainly through direct contact with the infected, and through spray coming from coughs and sneezes.

Staff Report

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