Five million covid tests; No deaths for third day

By DG Staff

ABU DHABI 4 August 2020: Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, announced that the country has managed to cross 5 million laboratory tests for Covid-19.

The survival rate for those infected with the disease has risen to 90 per cent, he added.

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, said Wam.

Dr Omar Al Hammadi, official spokesperson for the UAE Government, said that the latest developments showed that the challenge to overcome Covid-19 is ongoing, as health workers continued their efforts during the Eid Al Adha period to ensure the safety of all members of society.

Dr Al Hammadi announced that the number of new daily examinations reached 27,811, and revealed that 164 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded. The latest figures bring the total number of recorded cases to 61,163.

Dr Al Hammadi also announced 248 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries among Covid-19 patients in the country to 54,863.

He added that no deaths were recorded for the third day in a row, noting that the number of patients receiving treatment reached 5,949 patients.



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