UAE reports 809 new COVID-19 cases, 84,242 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-20 04:02:52|Editor: huaxia

DUBAI, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced 809 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 84,242.

At the same time, 722 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 73,512, UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention said.

It also confirmed one more death, pushing the country's death toll to 404.

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 their UAE counterparts. Enditem