More than 40,000 new Covid-19 tests have also been carried out, the health ministry said.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday announced 491 new cases of Covid-19 infections and 815 cases of recovery.
One death was also reported.
More than 40,000 new Covid-19 tests have also been carried out, the ministry said.
With the latest cases of infections and recoveries, the number of active cases in the country has fallen to 14,941, slipping below the 15,000-mark for the first time since May 27, 2020.
The recovery rate in the UAE has been steadily increasing, reaching 64 per cent today compared with the global recovery rate of 46 per cent
The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
The ministry affirmed its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
As restrictions began to ease over the past few weeks, businesses and public spaces offices are opening up in the country, however the government has stressed on residents’ commitment to precautionary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The government offices in Dubai will be operate at 100 per cent of their capacity from June 14, it has been confirmed. Dubai government had allowed private sector and malls to operate at 100 per cent capacity from June 3, 2020. In Sharjah, around 30 per cent of the Sharjah government employees will resume work from offices on Sunday.
However, pregnant women, people with special needs as well as those with chronic ailments and immune deficiencies, according to approved medical reports, are excluded from returning to the workplace depending on the nature of their work. In addition to the employees above 60 years, female employees who have school-going children in the ninth grade or below have been exempted until the end of the current academic year.
The ministry called on the public to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all.
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