UAE confirms 3,362 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

UAE confirms 3,362 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths
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Updated 13 January 2021

UAE confirms 3,362 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

UAE confirms 3,362 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths
  • The health ministry said the total number of recorded cases since the pandemic began has reached 239,587 infections
  • It added that six people have died from virus complications, raising the fatality rate to 723

DUBAI: The UAE has recorded 3,362 new COVID-19 infections after conducting 134,768 additional tests in the past 24 hours, state news agency WAM reported.
The health ministry said the total number of recorded cases since the pandemic began has reached 239,587 infections.
It added that six people have died from virus complications, raising the fatality rate to 723.
The country has also recorded the recovery of 2,588 patients, bringing the total number of those recovered from the virus to 213,149.


Pfizer delays Jan. vaccine delivery to Bahrain

Pfizer delays Jan. vaccine delivery to Bahrain
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Pfizer delays Jan. vaccine delivery to Bahrain

Pfizer delays Jan. vaccine delivery to Bahrain
  • The small island state of Bahrain has the third highest rate of vaccinations per capita in the world so far
DUBAI: A January shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the Gulf state of Bahrain will not arrive on time, the ministry of health said on Saturday, but second doses of the jab already scheduled will not be affected.
The small island state of Bahrain has the third highest rate of vaccinations per capita in the world so far, according to the Our World in Data website, which is run by an Oxford University research program.
“The delay ... will not affect citizens and residents receiving the second dose of the vaccine over the upcoming period, according to current scheduled dates and the availability of the needed quantity for them,” the health ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency BNA.
Bahrain offers its citizens free of charge either the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or one manufactured by Chinese state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm.
Other Gulf states including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the emirate of Dubai have also purchased the Pfizer jabs.
US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this week said there would be a temporary impact on shipments in late January to early February caused by changes to manufacturing processes to boost production.