Coronavirus: UAE crosses six million test mark as 229 new cases are recorded

Another 100 patients recovered while no fatalities were reported

An Abu Dhabi resident receives a Covid-19 test. Victor Besa / The National
An Abu Dhabi resident receives a Covid-19 test. Victor Besa / The National

The UAE recorded 229 new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the number of tests carried out in the country crossed six million.

A further 100 patients recovered from the virus, pushing the overall tally to 57,794.

No patients died over the past 24 hours as the death toll remained at 364.

The latest infections bring the total in the Emirates since the outbreak began to 64,541.

Another 71,322 daily test were conducted.

Data compiled by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority showed 6,061,850 tests have now been carried out nationwide.

The UAE hit the 5-million tests mark on July 30, meaning roughly one million tests have been conducted in less than three weeks.

A mass screening strategy has been central to the UAE's efforts to stem the spread of the virus.

Large temporary screening centres have been set up in some areas, drive-through testing has been introduced and tens of thousands of the most vulnerable members of society have been tested at their homes.

Updated: August 17, 2020 05:14 PM

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