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UAE records 3,294 new COVID-19 cases, 3,431 recoveries and 18 deaths
Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, is seen in a general view of Dubai. (Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates recorded 3,294 new cases of COVID-19, 3,431 recoveries and 18 deaths on Thursday, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) reported.


The UAE conducted 171,667 coronavirus tests within the last 24 hours.According to NCEMA UAE’s website, Thursday’s figures brought the total number of active cases to 13,438, and deaths to 1,073.


https://twitter.com/NCEMAUAE/status/1362339560722726920


The 18 coronavirus deaths recorded on Thursday were due to underlying health complications, the NCEMA tweet cited.



A health worker prepares an injection of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine (Covishield) against the coronavirus at a vaccination centre set up at the Dubai International Financial Center in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on February 3, 2021. (AFP) A health worker prepares an injection of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine (Covishield) against the coronavirus at a vaccination centre set up at the Dubai International Financial Center in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on February 3, 2021. (AFP)

The UAE continues to ramp up its vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus. On Wednesday alone, state news agency WAM announced the vaccinations of 85,681 people, brining the cumulative total to 5,284,406 doses, amounting to 53.43 doses per 100 people.


source: Tala Michel Issa


Image source: Reuters


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