293 new COVID-19 cases reported in UAE, 56,422 in total

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  • Saturday, 18 Jul 2020

DUBAI, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday announced 293 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 56,422.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement that the new cases of many nationalities are all in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

Meanwhile, 1,036 more patients recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 48,448, according to the ministry.

It also confirmed two more deaths, pushing up the country's death toll to 337.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

It has been showing solidarity with China in fight against the novel coronavirus. On Feb. 2 and March 12, the iconic landmarks in the UAE, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, were lit up twice in the colors of China's national flag to show its solidarity with China.

In late April, the Chinese consulate general in Dubai organized an online conference for Chinese doctors and medical experts to share experience in preventing and treating the coronavirus with UAE counterparts.

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