Coronavirus: UAE records 1,400 Covid-19 cases as 2,189 recover

Three more patients died after contracting the virus

The UAE recorded 1,400 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 129,024.

A further 2,189 patients beat the virus as the recovery tally climbed to 124,647.

Three more people died as the death toll rose to 485.

The latest cases were identified as a result of 104,673 daily tests.

The UAE has conducted more than 12.7 million tests since the outbreak began as part of a mass screening strategy aimed at identifying infections early to limit the spread of the pathogen.

The number of active cases across the country fell to 3,892, due to a recent trend of recoveries exceeding new cases.

Case numbers have remained above 1,000 for all but two days of October, including a record-high of 1,578 on October 22.

Recovery rates have consistently outstripped new cases, however, topping 1,000 every day this month.

Over the last seven days, the UAE has reported 9,892 cases at an average of 1,413 per day.

During the same period, 12,883 patients have recovered from the virus at an average of 1,833 each day.

Wednesday's recovery tally is the second highest to date, beaten only by the 2,443 recoveries reported on September 6.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has urged the public to support authorities in driving down infections.

He sent out the strong message after joining Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of the Dubai, in congratulating a newlywed royal couple on Tuesday by video call.

"Protecting the UAE during these challenging times is a shared responsibility," said Sheikh Mohamed.

"Following precautionary measures during our social events guarantees our safety as a society, and supports our country's efforts in combating Covid-19."