April 26, 2020
The UAE has conducted more than a million Covid-19 tests, the Ministry of Heath and Prevention said on Saturday.
"We continue to increase Covid-19 tests to identify cases as early as possible, with more than 14 testing centres around the UAE, including drive-through testing facilities and home testing for people of determination," said Dr Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.
The country announced 532 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total tally to 9,813. There were also 127 new recoveries, with the total now at 1,887. Seven new deaths were reported.
The increase in cases is expected, the minister said, as the UAE ramps up testing among its population. As many as 1,022,326 tests have been done up to April 25.
Getting more than a million tests done also "reflects the amount of efforts done by our frontline healthcare providers