UAE reports 1,522 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths

The number of active cases in the Emirates stands at 20,114

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The UAE reported 1,522 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday after an additional 263,784 tests.

Cases during June hovered around the 2,000 mark, but recent daily numbers have steadily dropped towards 1,500 since the start of July.

The latest caseload brought the number of infections recorded since the pandemic began to 653,284.

Six people died of Covid-related causes in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,876.

Another 1,485 people overcame the virus, taking the number of recoveries to 631,294.

The number of active cases in the Emirates is 20,114.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said 75.7 per cent of the UAE population has received at least the first dose, with 66 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.

Meanwhile, a plane carrying 500,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses, donated by the UAE, has arrived in Tunisia.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, ordered the donation after a phone conversation with Tunisian President Kais Saied on Sunday.

Updated: July 13th 2021, 10:59 AM