COVID-19: Active cases in UAE down to 8,000+

The Ministry of Health and Protection (MoHaP) recently conducted an additional 48,000 tests that led to the discovery of 281 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients to 56,129.
For the second day in a row, MoHaP reported no new deaths from the coronavirus disease. Death toll remains at 335.
In addition, the UAE has reported over 994 fully recovered patients, with the total now at 47,412.
This brings the total number of active cases down from yesterday’s 9,095 to 8,382 as of July 16.
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Dr. Amna Al Shamsi, official spokesperson for the UAE government announced the intention of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, working in partnership with all health institutions in the country, to conduct more than two million COVID-19 tests during the next two months.
The Ministry will complete these tests to ensure the testing of a large segment of society including those working in public-facing roles for private and government sectors, including public transport drivers, taxi drivers, hospitality workers and retail workers as well as government agency employees.
The aim of intensifying medical surveys is to ensure the health and safety of all members of society, and to ensure that individuals are free from Covid-19. Those who test positive will be isolated and provided medical treatment.

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