UAE records 1,520 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths

Officials said 1,468 residents beat the virus

The UAE reported 1,520 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.

This brings to 648,702 the number of infections recorded by the country since the pandemic began in January 2020.

Seven people died of Covid-related causes in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,860.

There were 1,468 recoveries, bringing the total number to 626,800.

The Ministry of Health carried out 299,363 tests in the past 24 hours.

Officials announced earlier that more than 15.7 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine had now been administered.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said three quarters of the UAE population has received at least the first dose, with 65 per cent of residents fully vaccinated.

The UAE is carrying out one of the world’s fastest vaccination programmes to curb the spread of the virus.

Updated: July 10th 2021, 4:52 PM