MoHAP of UAE reported 5 deaths in the country as a result of the disease whereas the new cases counted up to 779 on Tuesday.
The new cases were detected through 28,000 more tests. The total number of infections stands at 31,086 as on May 26, while recoveries are 15,982. The death toll is 253.
Earlier on Monday, Minister Abdul Rahman Al Owais announced that the UAE had conducted an additional 41,000 tests, taking the total number of tests in the country to 2,044,493.
The ministry wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with all precautionary measures, particularly social distancing, to ensure their safety and protection.
“There is statistical data that indicates a link between low levels of vitamin D and fatal coronavirus cases,” said Dr Nada Zuhair Al Adeeb, community nutrition manager at Tawam Hospital-Seha and secretary-general of Emirates Nutrition Society.