Thu, 13 Aug 2020

DUBAI, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 401 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 54,854.

The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement the new cases, of many nationalities, are in a stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

And 492 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 45,140, according to the ministry.

It also confirmed two more deaths, pushing the country's death toll to 333.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report COVID-19 cases.

The country 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 the UAE counterparts.

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