Coronavirus: UAE confirms 781 new cases taking total to 29,485

More than 35,000 people were tested in the past day

Members of an Indian medical team register for testing upon their arrival at Dubai International Airport on May 9, 2020, to help with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  / AFP / Karim SAHIB

The UAE confirmed 781 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, taking the country's total to 29,485.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention reported one further death taking the toll to 245.

A further 561 people recovered taking that total to 15,056.

Officials said 35,000 tests were carried out in the past day.

The number of tests per day has risen steadily are more testing centres open, more staff are deployed and at-risk areas such as labour accommodation are focused on.

Friday saw the highest number of new cases to date, at 994 - but also the highest number of tests in a single day, at more than 50,000.

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