Coronavirus: UAE’s daily new infections continue to fall

No deaths were reported in the past 24 hours

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The UAE recorded 620 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday – the lowest number of daily cases in the past year.

Not since September 7, 2020, when 470 positive tests were reported, has the number of daily infections been lower.

The new infections were identified from 377,394 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours. The country has conducted more than 87.3 million tests since the beginning of the outbreak in late January 2020.

Daily infection rates hit a peak of nearly 4,000 in February but have dropped consistently since then and have remained below 1,000 for 20 days in a row.

The UAE has reported 728,886 cases since the first infection was reported on January 29, 2020.

Another 785 people overcame the virus, raising the recovery tally to 719,948.

No deaths were reported in the 24-hour reporting period. The overall death toll is 2,062.

There are 6,876 active cases.

On Saturday, health officials said just over 90 per cent of the Emirates' population have received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while almost 79 per cent are fully vaccinated.

A total of 18,860,966 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Updated: September 12, 2021, 10:35 AM