Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,688 new cases

Another 1,667 people beat the virus in the past 24 hours

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The UAE reported 1,688 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday after an additional 271,133 tests were carried out.

The new cases bring the overall tally of infections to 958,070.

Another 1,667 people beat the virus, as total recoveries climbed to 938,261.

No coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, and the toll remained at 2,322.

Nearly 172 million PCR tests have been conducted since the first case in the Emirates was reported on January 29, 2020.

The UAE authorities have urged people to follow Covid safety rules before this weekend's Eid Al Adha celebrations.

Members of the public should ensure they are tested no more than 72 hours before taking part in gatherings to protect the health of friends and family members, especially the elderly, the authorities said.

Updated: July 07, 2022, 10:32 AM