UAE records 78 new Covid-19 cases and 95 recoveries

One person died after contracting the virus in latest 24-hour reporting period

The UAE recorded 78 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, as daily infections remained below 100 for the 24th consecutive day.

The latest figures brought the overall tally of cases to 740,879.

Another 95 people beat the virus, bringing the recovery tally to 735,457.

One person died during the 24-hour reporting period, taking the death toll to 2,143.

Case numbers remained low, despite a large number of tests being conducted across the Emirates.

A further 317,823 PCR tests were conducted – with the total number since the start of the pandemic topping 96.7 million.

Mass testing and a nationwide vaccination drive have been described as key to the steady decline in infections during the second half of the year.

More than 21.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered since the inoculation drive was launched last December.

Updated: November 13th 2021, 2:56 PM