UAE announces 12 COVID-19 recoveries, 240 new cases

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Abu Dhabi, Apr. 3 (BNA): The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, today announced 240 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of cases to 1,264.

MoHAP said in a statement, posted by the UAE News Agency (WAM) that the new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance.

''A number of cases resulted from international travel. The newly diagnosed patients of various nationalities are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care,'' MoHAP affirmed.

MoHAP also announced the full recovery of 12 cases as a result of receiving the necessary medical care, taking the number of recoveries to 108.

MoHAP announced the death of a 51-year-old Asian patient, who suffered from chronic diseases, including kidney failure. The number of COVID-19 fatalities has now reached nine.