40% of COVID-19 deaths in UAE linked to diabetes


Nearly 40 per cent of patients who died of COVID-19 in the UAE had been suffering from diabetes.

That’s according to the government’s official spokesperson, Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, who has emphasised the importance of following a healthy lifestyle and complying with the preventative measures.

During a media briefing on Monday, she also reminded elderly people suffering from chronic diseases to take extra precautions.

Another 667 patients in the UAE have fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 28,129.

Three hundred and forty two new cases and two deaths have also been confirmed, which means 14,216 people are currently being treated.

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