Coronavirus: 460 new cases bring UAE total to 5,825

New cases discovered as 25,000 tests are conducted in 24 hours

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The UAE registered 460 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, taking the country's total to 5,825.

The new cases, which were identified after 25,000 more Covid-19 tests were conducted, are stable and undergoing medical treatment, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said.

In the UAE, 1,095 patients have recovered, with 61 discharged from hospital on Thursday after being cleared of the virus.

Two people died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 35.

The ministry expressed its condolences to the families of two expatriates, from Asian countries, who died due to complications.

On Thursday, the UAE ranked among the top 10 countries in the world for coronavirus treatment, a global survey showed.

Conducted by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of technology companies and non-profit groups, the survey considered 200 data points for each country to compile the list.

It placed Germany, China, South Korea, Austria and Hong Kong in the top five.

Next was Singapore, Taiwan, Israel and Japan, with the UAE in 10th place.

The Covid-19 Treatment Efficiency Ranking Framework assesses countries based on the sophistication and effectiveness of efforts to monitor the spread of the virus.

It also takes into account treatment of patients, and the capacity to develop, test, validate and use experimental vaccines and treatments.

The data came from sources including the World Health Organisation and Johns Hopkins University.