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UAE records 1,508 new COVID-19 cases, 1,477 recoveries, 2 deaths

May 12, 2021
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday recorded 1,508 new coronavirus cases. — WAM file photo
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday recorded 1,508 new coronavirus cases. — WAM file photo

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday recorded 1,508 new coronavirus cases, according to a statement from the health ministry.

The ministry announced two more deaths from complications caused by COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 540,646 and virus-related fatalities to 1,619.

The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 177,688 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, according to the ministry.

In the statement, 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.

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

A total of 1,477 more patients recovered from the deadly virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 520,882, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, the ministry announced that 93,610 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered over the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to Wednesday stands at 11,366,954 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 114.93 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. — SG


May 12, 2021
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