UAE conducts over 6 million coronavirus tests till date

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The UAE has conducted a total of six million tests till date as part of the country’s massive screening programmes to combat the spread of Covid-19, a top official has announced.

Minister of Health and Community Protection Abdul Rahman Al Owais said the country has witnessed an alarming increase in daily cases, the rate of which indicates a surge in infections in the coming period.

The UAE on Tuesday recorded 365 new cases, 115 recoveries and two deaths. A total of 59,759 tests were conducted while the number of active cases in the country stood at 6,631.

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The UAE leads the world in per million Covid tests. The country quickly ramped up its testing infrastructure, and has managed to control the spread effectively. The country has established 14 drive-through testing centres in all seven emirates in addition to press testing centreers in Sharjah, Ajman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.


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