UAE reports 179 new COVID-19 cases, 62,704 in total


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  • Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

DUBAI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced 179 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 62,704.

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

The ministry added that 198 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 56,766.

It has reported no deaths from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours and the nationwide death toll remained at 357.

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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