Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 31 October 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: UAE announces 388 new cases

Officials said 758 more patients had recovered from the virus

Latest: UAE reports 392 new cases on Sunday

UAE authorities announced a further 388 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total number of infections in the country to 44,533.

Officials also said an additional 758 patients had recovered from the virus, with nearly 32,000 people having now beaten the disease.

To date, 301 people in the Emirates have died as a result of contracting Covid-19, with one patient still in critical condition.

Globally, there have been 8.7 million cases, causing more than 463,000 fatalities.

Of those patients who still have the virus, 3.6 million have been diagnosed with mild symptoms while 54,000 are in a serious or critical condition.

The new UAE case numbers came as the World Health Organisation warned that the world had entered a "new and dangerous phase" of the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials said many people were tiring of travel restrictions or lockdowns despite the disease's ongoing spread.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the outbreak was "accelerating" and urged nations to remain vigilant.

Meanwhile, mosques in Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Province are set to reopen on Sunday under strict new safety measures, nearly three months after they were closed because of the virus.

Updated: June 21, 2020 03:53 PM

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