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UAE records 3,506 new Covid-19 cases

Thu 21 Jan 2021, 12:37:53
DUBAI: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) ordered doctors and hospitals to suspend elective and non-urgent surgeries until February 19.

The circular said surgeries will be suspended for a month starting on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 as a precautionary measure due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Doctors may allow small procedures only if they will not require deep sedation, hospitalization or blood transfusions, the circular added.
On Wednesday, the UAE has recorded 3,506 new COVID-19, another record high daily count since the start of the pandemic.

The new figures bring the total number of recorded virus cases in the UAE to 263,729. 

It said the infected individuals are from various nationalities and are in a stable condition receiving the necessary care.

The health ministry said it conducted 162,945 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours as part of an intensified testing campaign.
It also announced six deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 762.

The ministry said the 3,746 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 235,421.



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