Two new cases of coronavirus in UAE

Two new cases of coronavirus in UAE
The latest number of cases in China mainland reached 34,546. (File/AFP)
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Updated 08 February 2020

Two new cases of coronavirus in UAE

Two new cases of coronavirus in UAE
  • The new cases are a Chinese and a Filipino
  • The death toll from the epidemic passed 722

DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE announced two new cases of coronavirus infections, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

The cases were discovered through a routine check-up system set according to standards by the World Health Organization, which brings the total number of cases to seven in the UAE.

The two new patients, a Chinese national and a Filipino, are receiving medical care, WAM reported, without giving further details.

Last month a family of four who arrived from Wuhan for a holiday in Dubai were diagnosed with coronavirus.

A fifth patient, who also arrived from the Chinese city, was also confirmed to have been infected with the virus, but is reportedly in a stable condition.

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus rose in China again, with fatalities increasing to 722. The latest number of cases in the mainland reached 34,546.