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UAE reports 239 new COVID-19 cases, 62,300 in total

09 Aug 2020, 04:30 GMT+10

DUBAI, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday announced 239 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 62,300.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement that the new cases of many nationalities are all in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

Meanwhile, 230 more patients recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 56,245, while the death toll remains unchanged at 356, according to the ministry.

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

It has been showing solidarity with China in 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 to show its solidarity with China.

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 UAE counterparts.

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