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Health ministry conducts further 86,879 COVID-19 tests, uncovers 674 new cases in 24 hours, 654 recoveries, two deaths

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ABU DHABI, 15th September, 2020 (WAM) — The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, on Tuesday, said it carried out over 86,879 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods. The Ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 674 new cases of various nationalities, who are all in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical treatment. This brings the total number of official cases recorded in the UAE to 80,940. MoHAP also announced two COVID-19-related deaths, taking the country's death toll to 401. The Ministry went on to express its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It also announced the recovery of an additional 654 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 70,635. The Ministry called on the public to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all.