The United Arab Emirates detected 1,096 new cases of the novel coronavirus after conducting over 135,000 tests, which brings the total number of infections in the country to 144,385, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Tuesday.
Three people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, raising the virus-related death toll in the country to 518.
Meanwhile, 742 people recovered from the coronavirus, according to the ministry. This brings the total number of recoveries in the UAE to 139,701.
Face masks exemptions
Dubai on Monday announced that some groups of people can apply for a permit exempting them from having to wear a face mask, a regulation mandated by the law.