UAE reports 3,005 cases, 3,515 recoveries, 5 deaths

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Over 29.6 million tests have been conducted across the UAE to date.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 3,005 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 3,515 recoveries and 5 deaths.

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The new cases were detected through 175,284 additional tests.

Over 29.6 million tests have been conducted across the UAE to date as part of the country's massive screening programmes to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The total number of cases in UAE as on February 23 are 375,535 while total recoveries stand at 366,567. The death toll rises to 1,145.

#UAE announces 3,005 new #COVID19 cases, 3,515 recoveries and 5 deaths in last 24 hours #WamNews pic.twitter.com/Tewbq0JE8H

— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) February 23, 2021

The United States on Monday crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in California.

In a proclamation honouring the dead, President Joe Biden ordered the US flag to be flown at half-staff on public buildings and grounds until sunset on Friday.

Meanwhile, GCC countries are continuing to tighten restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced that it would continue with distance education till the end of the current academic year.

Oman on Monday also said it was suspending entry for arrivals from 10 countries for two weeks from February 25, state media reported.

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