Dubai — India’s coronavirus tally breached the 10 million mark on Saturday, the world’s second highest, even though the number of new daily cases has fallen sharply since a mid-September peak.
It reported 25,152 new infections and 347 deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed. The virus has so far killed 145,136 people in the country.
After hitting a peak of nearly 98,000 cases in September, daily cases are now down to an average of 27,000.
1,254 new cases in UAE
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 136,132 additional Covid-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment. As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,254 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 192,404.
According to the ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.
MoHAP also announced 4 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 634.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
MoHAP also said that an additional 823 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 168,129.
Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 74.27 million
More than 74.27 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,666,080 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
With 311,102 deaths and over 17.1 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.