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UAE COVID cases continue to rise; total now at 85

2 Filipinos among 11 new infections

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today, Thursday March 12, announced 11 new coronavirus cases, pushing the total to 85 from 74 just two days ago.

According to a statement released by the Ministry, two Filipinos were among the new cases, the rest being two Italians, a Montenegrin, a Canadian, a German, a Pakistani, a Emirati, a Russian and a British.

The latest count also brought to four the total number of Filipinos in the UAE afflicted with the novel coronavirus. The other two were diagnosed in February.

Meantime, MoHAP said the new cases were discovered at the UAE’s ports of entry.

“The individuals were placed under quarantine as suspected cases subsequent to their entry into the UAE. Following required testing and monitoring, the individuals were confirmed positive with COVID-19,” MoHAP said.

MoHAP said the cases are being monitored, and that the individuals are currently in a stable condition, receiving all necessary health care required.

MoHAP assured that medical facilities have been equipped with all the necessary medical equipment and supplies to provide care and take all measures required to deal with COVID-19, including airborne infection isolation rooms, following World Health Organisation, WHO, standards.

On Tuesday, March 10, MoHAP reported 15 new cases which placed the total at the time to 74.

The number of confirmed cases in the UAE has surged in March.

On March 9, MoHAP confirmed 14 new cases, which brought the total to 59. On March 7, the total was 45, according to the government agency.

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