Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 851 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed number in the country to 91,469.
At the same time, 868 more patients recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 80,544, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said.
It also confirmed one more death, pushing up the country’s death toll to 412.
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 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 their UAE counterparts.