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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates on Friday recorded 2,236 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day number of infections in nearly two months.
Friday's figure surpassed the previous highest of 2,315 infections recorded on April 1 this year.
According to the country's health ministry, four more deaths from complications caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 563,215 and virus-related fatalities to 1,668.
The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 239,852 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, according to the ministry.
In the statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions, and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
A total of 2,206 more patients recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 545,229 according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the ministry announced that 114,055 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered over the past 24 hours.
The total number of doses provided up to Thursday stands at 12,646,025 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 127.86 doses per 100 people.
The vaccination drive is in line with the ministry's plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus. — SG
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