UAE reports 289 new COVID-19 cases, 56,711 in total

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  • Sunday, 19 Jul 2020

DUBAI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced 289 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 56,711.

UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement the new cases include many nationalities. All are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

And 469 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 48,917, according to the ministry.

It also confirmed one more death, pushing the country's death toll to 338.

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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