UAE Reports 1,519 New COVID Cases

Published August 5th, 2021 - 07:37 GMT
UAE's covid cases tops 1,519
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The UAE is one of leading countries in coronavirus testing and immunization

The health ministry on Wednesday announced 1,519 fresh COVID cases and five more deaths overnight, bringing the UAE's total cases to 686,981 and 1,965 deaths.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said it conducted 191,032 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, as the Emirates aggressively pursues early detection of the highly contagious disease for necessary treatment and the prevention of community infection.


The UAE, one of leading countries in coronavirus testing and immunization, has deployed an initial dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 79.3 percent of its population, while 70.96 percent have been fully vaccinated.

A total 16,884,412 doses have been dispensed so far, for a vaccine distribution rate of 170.72 doses per 100 people.

The vaccination drive is in line with plans to provide the vaccine to the populace to acquire herd immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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