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UAE records highest daily COVID-19 tally since outbreak

A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves holds a sign at Mall of the Emirates after the UAE government eased a curfew and allowed stores to reopen, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates saw on Wednesday its highest daily total of coronavirus infections since the start of the outbreak, with 1,100 new cases.

Infections in the Gulf Arab state have surged over the past two months from 164 on Aug. 3, which authorities have blamed on people’s poor adherence to social distancing measures.

The UAE’s nationwide tally stands at 94,190 infections and 419 deaths, although the government does not disclose where in the seven emirates they happened.

Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Clarence Fernandez