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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 540 cases; Saudi registers 3,045 infections, 36 deaths

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 540 cases; Saudi registers 3,045 infections, 36 deaths

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 276 and 712 respectively

The Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE has reported 540 new Covid-19 cases, as a result of 44,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus.

The total number of cases has reached 38,808 of whom 21,806 have now fully recovered.

The ministry also confirmed the death of one Covid-19 patient due to complications, raising the death toll to 276.

Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health reported 3,045 Covid-19 cases on June 7, spiking the infection count past 100,000.

Riyadh reported 717 cases, followed by Makkah (623), Jeddah (351), and Dammam (257).

Meanwhile, the kingdom posted 36 deaths, its highest daily death count since the outbreak. The death toll stands at 712.

Oman has registered 866 new cases of the Covid-19 infection, spiking the total number to 16,882.

Three additional deaths have also been reported, totaling the number of fatalities to 75.

The ICU admissions total 75.

Kuwait has reported 717 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll and tally of infections to 264 and 31,848 respectively, Kuwait News Agency reported.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed that currently 196 people are receiving treatment at intensive care wards.

As of June 7, 1.30am local time, Bahrain had 5,252 active Covid-19 cases, of whom 13 were critical. Meanwhile, 25 Covid-19 patients have so far succumbed to the virus.

The Ministry of Public Health reported 1,595 Covid-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours.

Currently, the country has 24,398 active Covid-19 cases while 54 have died due to the infection.

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