ABU DHABI 8 May 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention conducted 33,000 additional tests, resulting in the detection of 502 new cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 16,240.
The ministry also announced the death of eight patients due to complications arising from Covid-19. The deceased suffered from other chronic health issues. The total number of deaths from Covid-19 in the country now stands at 165.
The ministry offered its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to all patients, said Wam.
The ministry also announced that 213 people infected with the virus have fully recovered after receiving the necessary medical care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,572.
The ministry called upon the public to adhere to health guidelines and instructions from the relevant authorities, particularly concerning social distancing, for the sake of the health and safety of all.