COVID-19: Updates from UAE government media briefing

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As many as 805,579 COVID-19 tests were carried out in the UAE between October 28 and November 3.

That's a three per cent increase in the number of tests compared to the previous week.

The figures were revealed during the UAE government's latest media briefing on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Dr. Omar Al Hammadi said there was a 15 per cent decrease in the number of confirmed cases, while recoveries (11,032) dropped nine per cent.

There were 21 deaths in the past week, with a mortality rate of 0.4 per cent, which is among the lowest in the world.

During the briefing, Al Hammadi urged people not to self-medicate or use unlicensed treatment if they develop any symptoms.

He highlighted the importance of seeing a physician and getting tested for COVID-19 in order to get a proper diagnosis. 

Al Hammadi also added that it's possible for a person to contract the same virus after recovering from it or after taking the vaccination, as the body develops antibodies whose validity varies from one disease to another.

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