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New coronavirus cases drop in UAE as vaccination drive continues at full pace

June 30, 2021
 New COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dropped below 2,000 on Wednesday for the first time in a week, with 1,747 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours. — WAM file photo
New COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dropped below 2,000 on Wednesday for the first time in a week, with 1,747 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours. — WAM file photo

ABU DHABI — New COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dropped below 2,000 on Wednesday for the first time in a week, with 1,747 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours.

According to the country's health ministry, four more people died from complications caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 632,907 and virus-related fatalities to 1,811.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 302,318 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, according to the ministry.

In the statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to precautionary and preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of all.

A total of 1,731 more patients recovered from the deadly virus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 611,442, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, the ministry announced that 82,539 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered over the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to Wednesday stands at 15,281,200 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 154.51 doses per 100 people.

The vaccination drive is in line with the ministry's plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus. — SG


June 30, 2021
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