The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 50 new confirmed cases in the UAE and the total number of infected persons with COVID-19 has risen to 248. This was reported by state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM), where the 50 cases were confirmed on 24th March 2020.
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Additionally, 4 patients have now fully recovered which brings the total recovery cases to 45.
Total number of deaths is 2.
50 New Cases: The new cases include one person each from Sri Lanka, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, South Africa, Belgium, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Lebanon, Kenya, Maldives, Sudan, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Sweden; two each from Italy, Egypt, UAE, Spain, Netherlands, Jordan, the Philippines; three each from the US, Bangladesh, and Palestine, and six from India.
4 New Recoveries: The new recoveries include 2 people from Nepal, and 1 from Iran.
By the numbers, the total number of cases in the UAE is now 248 where 45 have recovered and there are 2 deaths.
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Below is the Tweet from MOHAP regarding these new cases and recoveries in UAE:
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) March 24, 2020
Below is the full statement from MOHAP
Four people recover from coronavirus infection, 50 new cases among individuals with proximity to confirmed cases
The Ministry of Health and Prevention today announced 50 new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as the recovery of four people.
These new cases were among individuals who had close contact with cases announced previously, as well as people who returned from abroad. The total number of confirmed cases in the UAE now stands at 248.
The new cases belong to the following nationalities: one person each from Sri Lanka, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, South Africa, Belgium, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Lebanon, Kenya, Maldives, Sudan, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Sweden; two each from Italy, Egypt, UAE, Spain, Netherlands, Jordan, the Philippines; three each from the US, Bangladesh, and Palestine, and six from India. All individuals in question are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care.
The four individuals who completely recovered from the infection are three Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi. With these, the total number of recovered cases has reached 45.
The Ministry and local health authorities advised the public to adhere to healthy practices in order to protect themselves, such as washing hands with soap and water, as well as covering the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing.
The Ministry also advised people with respiratory illnesses to avoid public places. It also stressed that the public is encouraged to take information from official sources only and avoid spreading rumours.