283 new COVID-19 cases reported in UAE, 60,506 in total

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  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2020

DUBAI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday announced 283 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 60,506.

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

And 283 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 53,909, according to the ministry.

It also confirmed two more deaths, pushing the country's death toll to 351.

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

It has been showing solidarity with China in the 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.

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 the UAE counterparts.

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