Coronavirus: UAE reports 672 new cases after 54,000 tests

Total cases tally passes 50,000 as officials report 489 further recoveries

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Reporter: N/A. News. Covid-19/Coronavirus. A lady wears a protective face mask as she waits outside Sharaf DG metro station. Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The UAE recorded 672 new coronavirus cases on Friday, pushing the country’s total to 50,141.

The new cases were identified after 54,000 further tests were conducted across the country, health officials said.

Officials confirmed another 489 patients had overcome Covid-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 39,153.

The number of recoveries now make up more than 78 per cent of the total number of infections.

The death toll in the Emirates now stands at 318 after one coronavirus patient died.

Earlier in the day, guidelines governing international travel were relaxed for citizens and residents of the UAE.

Places of worship across the country reopened and gyms in Abu Dhabi welcomed back customers this week as part of the gradual easing of safety restrictions.