Coronavirus: UAE reports 640 new Covid-19 cases

Sunday's figure is a sharp decrease from the 1,007 new cases announced the day before

The UAE reported 640 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, after conducting 84,642 tests.

It brought the country's total case number to 79,489 since January. A further 468 patients overcame the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the recovery total to 69,451.

No fatalities were recorded, leaving the death toll at 399. The number of active cases now stands at 9,639. The UAE has conducted 8.1 million coronavirus tests since January.

Sunday's figure was a sharp decrease from the 1,007 new cases announced the day before – the highest number of daily infections reported in the UAE since the outbreak.

 

In response to the rising numbers, the authorities said they would increase inspections to ensure safety precautions were being carried out.

At the weekend, Dubai began a major campaign against anyone breaching Covid-19 protocols.

Police issued hundreds of fines and thousands of warnings to people found not adhering to safety measures at shopping malls.

Police said penalties set out by the Attorney General would be applied to all offenders. Officers issued almost 3,300 warnings and 221 fines at four malls on Friday and Saturday for breaches that included 31 gatherings, which are banned.

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