UAE coronavirus cases continue to fall

UAE coronavirus cases continue to fall
Coronavirus cases in the UAE have been going down for the past days. (AFP)
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Updated 11 March 2021

UAE coronavirus cases continue to fall

UAE coronavirus cases continue to fall
  • Health officials also said that 42,650 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours

DUBAI: The UAE on Thursday reported another decline in confirmed coronavirus cases with 2,087 confirmed infections from 225,489 COVID-19 tests done overnight.

The country’s caseload is now at 419,996 of which 399,803 individuals have been reported to have recuperated from the contagious disease.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention also announced 16 deaths overnight due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total fatalities in the country to 1,369.

Health officials also said that 42,650 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 6,367,861 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 64.38 doses per 100 people, state news agency WAM reported.

The government’s aggressive vaccination drive aims to acquire mass immunity for nationals and residents, and help eventually reduce the number of cases and control the spread of coronavirus.

The UAE has deployed four vaccines: one by Sinopharm, the other by Pfizer-BioNTech, the third by Sputnik V and the latest by Oxford-AstraZeneca being offered free of charge.