Coronavirus: 564 new Covid-19 cases in UAE, bringing total to 14,163

More than 26,000 tests were conducted across the country over the past 24 hours

The UAE has identified 564 new cases of Covid-19, after conducting 26,000 tests over the past 24 hours.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said 99 patients recovered and seven had died of complications related to pre-existing conditions.

The new figures brought the UAE's tallies to 14,163 cases, 2,763 recoveries and 126 deaths.

At the weekend, the UAE announced that researchers in Abu Dhabi were to increase testing on stem cell treatment that appeared to help coronavirus patients to recover.

The medication, developed by Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Centre, was used on 73 patients in the Emirates with Covid-19 - about 25 per cent of those were in intensive care.

All of those involved in the trial have since recovered and it is thought the treatment played a part. The first patient was treated on April 4.

Updated: May 3, 2020 06:51 PM

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