UAE confirms 2,692 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours
The UAE confirmed 2,692 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths on Wednesday as the Emirates continues to expand its testing of citizens and residents for the early detection of the highly contagious disease.
The country’s Covid-19 caseload is now at 399,463, with a total of 1,269 fatalities related to coronavirus.
Health officials have conducted 218,351 additional Covid-19 tests overnight, state news agency WAM said, with the total number of tests now over 31 million.
The UAE is leading the world in terms of conducting coronavirus tests relative to population size. The Infection rates compared to the total tests being among the lowest in the region and the entire world, WAM said.
It also tops the global tally on Covid-19 vaccinations after starting a vaccination campaign for residents and citizens to achieve mass immunity. More than six million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been provided and 3,614,070 people have been vaccinated to date, which accounts for 46.61 per cent of the target population.
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