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It’s official! UAE is the first country to conduct more Covid-19 tests than its population


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The UAE is the first official country in the world to conduct Covid-19 tests more than its population. 

According to the latest data, the country has already conducted 10.32 million tests since the onset of the pandemic. 

The country has also conducted a total of 720,802 medical examinations from September 30 to October 6. 

“This is an increase of 8 percent as compared to the previous week. The examination revealed an increase of 16 percent in the number of cases as 7,704 cases were recorded,” Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE government, said. 

Al Hammadi also shared the good news, confirming that the number of recoveries during the same period has increased by 23 percent. 

“This brings the total number of recovered patients to 8,018,” he was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times. 

Photo by The Filipino Times

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