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UAE announces 721 new COVID-19 cases, 631 recoveries, 1 death in last 24 hours

  • UAE News
  • 17 Aug 2022
  • 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 224,482 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment. As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 721 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 1,007,039. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care. MoHAP also announced 1 death due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,340. The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all. MoHAP also noted that an additional 631 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 985,429.