Coronavirus: UAE records no daily deaths for third time this month as 313 new cases confirmed

A further 393 patients recovered from Covid-19 as more than 52,000 additional tests were conducted

The UAE recorded no new daily Covid-19 deaths for the third time in less than two weeks on Saturday while 313 more cases were confirmed.

Officials revealed 393 more patients had beaten the virus, as the recovery tally climbed to 51,628.

The new infections, which take the country's total to 58,562, were identified after a further 52,627 Covid-19 tests were carried out.

The UAE is continuing to push forward with a mass-screening strategy to stem the spread of the virus.

As of Saturday, 4,776,904 tests have been conducted across the Emirates.

The announcement of zero daily deaths is a further boost to the country's fight against Covid-19.

On Wednesday July 15, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, praised frontline medics after the country announced no Covid-19 related deaths for the first time since April 18.

Zero fatalities were also recorded the following day.

"Our deepest gratitude to our frontline heroes and to society for their commitment to adhering to precautionary measures,' said Sheikh Mohamed at the time.

"We must continue our collective efforts in tackling this challenge."

Updated: July 25, 2020 04:07 PM

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