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Seventy-two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the UAE, while three people have recovered.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the newly diagnosed patients are of 26 different nationalities.

They include individuals from Sri Lanka, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iran, Comoros, China, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece, Uruguay, Romania, Sweden, South Africa, Iraq and Yemen, two people from Nepal and Ethiopia, four Emiratis, five people from the UK, Pakistan and Lebanon, eight people from Bangladesh and 23 Indian citizens.

Most of them had come into contact with previously infected patients, while others had travelled abroad.

All of them are in stable health condition and are responding well to treatment.

This brings the total number of diagnosed cases in the UAE to 405, of which 348 are active, while 55 people have recovered and two others have died.

The newly recovered patients include two Bangladesh nationals and one Pakistani.