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UAE reports 313 new virus cases, 2 deaths in 24 hours


ABU DHABI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that it conducted 277,935 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement on Monday, 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.

As part of its intensifie­d testing campaign, MOHAP announced 313 new coronaviru­s cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 733,003.

According to the ministry, the infected individual­s are from various nationalit­ies, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

MOHAP also announced two deaths due to COVID-19 complicati­ons, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,077.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolence­s to the families of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authoritie­s, adhere to the instructio­ns and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

The MOHAP also noted that an additional 409 individual­s had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 724,855.

VACCINE DOSES: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that 40,697 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to Monday stands at 19,486,569 with a rate of vaccine distributi­on of 197.03 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.

More than 228.62 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronaviru­s globally and 4,898,843 have died, according to a Reuters tally on Monday.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territorie­s since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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