UAE reports 640 cases, 468 recoveries, no deaths

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 640 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 468 recoveries. No deaths were reported.

More than 84,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out in the country, the ministry added.

With the UAE recording a sharp spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, authorities have stressed that the community must renew its commitment to precautionary measures and not let the efforts of the government and frontline workers go to waste.

The daily cases crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time, with the country reporting 1,007 infections on Saturday. The next highest of 994 cases was recorded over 100 days ago on May 22. On Saturday, there were 521 new recoveries and one death with active cases count climbing to 9,467.

A top official said recently that cases have seen a five-fold surge since August 10. A worrying 88 per cent of the increase has been attributed to gatherings like parties and condolence meetings.

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