The United Arab Emirates has reported 254 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 57,988, the government announced on Thursday.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention conducted 54,000 additional screenings part of the country’s efforts in increasing its testing capacity.

Meanwhile, 494 individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 50,848 as of July 23.