DUBAI: The UAE on Friday recorded 1,230 new COVID-19 cases and six virus-related deaths.
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began had reached 199,665. The death toll is 653.
It was also announced that 1,386 people had recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. The total number of recoveries is 175,865.
On Thursday the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was recognized by the International Hospital Federation’s “Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Programme” for its response to the pandemic, along with over 100 hospitals from 28 countries.
It was honored for the “proactive and swift measures” it implemented back in January to minimize the spread of the virus and introduce mass testing of the population.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 25, 2020
“The DHA’s Dubai Shield Programme was recognized at the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Programme for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic,” said a statement from Dubai Media Office. “Additionally, DHA’s hospitals – Rashid and Latifa Hospital for Women and Children — were recognized for their outstanding COVID-19 response action plan.”
Dubai Economy on Thursday issued warnings to two establishments for failing to adhere to COVID-19 precautions. Inspectors found 688 other businesses to be compliant.
Elsewhere, Kuwait recorded 260 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 149,277. The death toll remains 926.
تعلن #وزارة_الصحة عن تأكيد إصابة 260 حالة جديدة، وتسجيل 232 حالة شفاء، ولم تسجل أي حالة وفاة جديدة بـ #فيروس_كورونا_المستجدّ COVID-19 ، ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات 149,277 حالة pic.twitter.com/SyLUGd2oz8
— وزارة الصحة - الكويت (@KUWAIT_MOH) December 25, 2020
In Bahrain, one death was reported, raising the death toll to 351, while 234 new infected cases were confirmed.
Out of 8967 COVID-19 tests carried out on 25 December 2020, 234 new cases have been detected among 115 expatriate workers, 102 new cases are contacts of active cases, and 17 are travel related. There were 189 recoveries from #COVID19, increasing total recoveries to 89152 pic.twitter.com/i2bkVaJrA8
— وزارة الصحة | مملكة البحرين (@MOH_Bahrain) December 25, 2020