UAE reports highest COVID-19 cases since May

People wearing masks in Business Bay, Dubai Image Credit: Sankha Kar/Gulf News
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UAE reported a jump in coronavirus cases with 883 new infections detected on Wednesday, health authorities announced on Twitter.

The ministry of health also reported two new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 393.

The increase marks the highest single day rise in COVID-19 cases since May, and the fourth-highest on record, following May 19, 20, and 21 at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic.

More than 85,000 new COVID-19 tests have been carried out, the ministry added, taking the total to over 7.7 million till date. A total of 416 patients have recovered during the past 24 hours.

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At 0.5 percent, the country has one of the lowest death rates in the world. It also has among the highest recovery rates in the world at 90 percent.

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