One person infects 45 others from three families

By Eudore R. Chand

UAE conducts 7.5+ million Covid-19 tests

ABU DHABI 9 September 2020: The UAE has conducted more than 7.5 million Covid-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country is still at the forefront of the world in total medical tests compared to the population, according to the official spokesman for the UAE Government.

Dr. Omar Al Hammadi further stated that the success achieved by the first line champions from the first day so far has pushed the recovery rate in the country to 90 per cent, while the death rate reached 0.5 per cent, which is the lowest globally.

He said that 71,334 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted, resulting in the detection of 644 new cases and taking the total number of infections in the country to 75,098.

Al Hammadi noted that an additional 410 individuals have fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 66,943, adding that a total of 7,764 individuals are still being treated.

He also announced one death as a result of Covid-19 complications, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 391.

Risk of negligence

Al Hammadi warned about the risk of negligence, which could lead to serious outcomes that will affect everyone.

The spokesman highlighted one of the examples monitored by relevant authorities that involved individual suffering from some symptoms but neglected to deal with the matter and did not practice social distancing nor follow the preventive measures, which led to the transmission of the virus to 45 people from three families and the death of an elderly lady from the same family who also suffered from chronic diseases, including leukaemia and kidney failure.

While replying to some inquiries and frequently asked questions, he indicated that the significant increase in recoveries of over 2,000 people in one day is due to several reasons and factors, most notably the adoption of new advanced treatments and the country’s strategy aimed at enlarging the scope of testing, to detect infections as early as possible, enforce the necessary quarantine, and provide patients with the appropriate treatment.

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