Coronavirus: UAE announces 532 new cases of Covid-19

The number of active cases has dipped under 10,000 for the first time since April 30

The UAE reported 532 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, after conducting 49,000 more tests.

The infections brought the country's total to 53,577. At least 1,288 people were cleared of the virus, adding to the recovery tally of 43,570.

Officials said one patient died, raising the death toll to 328.

The number of active cases has now dipped under 10,000 for the first time since April 30.

The UAE has carried out more than 3.5 million PCR tests in an effort to detect, isolate and treat cases as early as possible and avoid further infections.

A raft of safety measures were implemented across the country since the first Covid-19 cases were discovered in late January, from 24-hour stay home orders to the mandatory use of face masks.

Health authorities aim to carry out another 2 million coronavirus tests over the next two months.

Updated: July 9, 2020 05:13 PM

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