Another 624 people have tested positive for coronavirus in UAE, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Saturday, the highest number recorded in the 24-hour period in the country. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 17,417.
Eleven deaths were also announced, bringing the number of fatalities to 185.
According to the ministry, the deceased, from various nationalities, suffered from pre-existing chronic illnesses when they contracted COVID-19, which resulted in complications that led to their death.
The ministry also announced the full recovery of 458 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment on Saturday It is the highest number of recoveries reported in the county so far in a single day.
Speaking during the regular media briefing, Dr Amna Al Shamsi, UAE Government spokesperson, said the latest coronavirus patients, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, were identified after conducting more than 33,153 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days.