Coronavirus: UAE reports two deaths as daily case numbers continue to fall

A further 311,171 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours

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The UAE reported two deaths on Wednesday as the daily caseload continued to fall.

The Emirates confirmed 608 new infections, down by 225 from a week earlier.

Daily infection rates hit a peak of nearly 4,000 in February but have dropped consistently since and remained below 1,000 for the 23rd day in a row.

The latest cases were identified from another 311,171 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of tests to more than 79.3 million.

Total infections now stand at 730,743 and 2,068 deaths have been registered since the beginning of the outbreak.

Another 706 people beat the virus in the 24-hour reporting period, taking total recoveries to 722,073.

There are 6,602 active cases in the country.

More than 19 million vaccines have been administered across the country. The percentage of the population that has received one dose is 90.8 per cent while 79.63 per cent is fully vaccinated.

Updated: September 15, 2021, 10:11 AM