UAE reports highest daily Covid-19 tally at 1,538


DUBAI – The daily number of coronavirus cases continued to climb in the UAE, with authorities on Saturday (October 17) recording the highest daily tally so far.

New Covid-19 infections reached 1,538 in 24 hours. This is the 11th consecutive day of more than 1,000 new cases in the country. The figures also show 1,411 recoveries and four deaths.

The numbers came as a Saudi-based doctor warned of a second wave of coronavirus in the Middle East.

Speaking at a UAE health conference, Dr. Ziad Memish, Saudi Arabia’s former deputy minister of public health, said the second wave of Covid-19 hit the Middle East in early October.

“We do know the Covid-19 virus is mutating in almost every country, including in the Middle East,” said Dr. Memish.

“The second wave is very real and we are seeing it in all six World Health Organisation regions,” he said, adding that the highest affected countries in recent weeks are Iran, Iraq, Jordan and Morocco. ICA/Expat Media


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