Coronavirus: UAE records 2,043 new infections


The UAE on Thursday recorded 2,043 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total number of cases to 448,637.

Authorities also recorded 10 deaths, taking the total to 1,466.

Another 2,200 individuals recovered from the virus, with 431,773 people now declared clear of it since the pandemic began.

It came after the Ministry of Health and Prevention conducted 235,564 tests with about 36.24 million tests carried out in total.

Active cases stand at 15,398

New coronavirus infections have hovered around 2,000 for several days and have fallen substantially since January, when daily cases edged towards the 4,000 mark.

The reduction has coincided with one of the fastest vaccination programmes in the world.

Authorities last week said they had vaccinated half the country’s population, two weeks before its target date of the end of March.

Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, meanwhile, cut the cost of PCR tests to Dh65.

Nasal swab tests previously cost Dh85 at Abu Dhabi’s healthcare clinics and screening centres.

Testing has been central to the UAE’s efforts to curb the virus.

Published: March 25, 2021 02:12 PM