Coronavirus: UAE records 1,541 new cases

Another 1,502 people overcame the virus

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The UAE reported 1,541 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday after an additional 255,986 tests.

The latest caseload brought the number of infections recorded since the start of the pandemic to 664,027.

Four people died of Covid-related causes in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,904.

Another 1,502 people overcame the virus, taking the number of recoveries to 641,750.

Mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination programmes have been integral to the UAE's handling of the pandemic.

At least 77.70 per cent of the UAE population has received one Covid-19 vaccine dose, with 68.41 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile authorities have stepped up patrols across the country to ensure Covid-19 rules are being followed as people enjoy a four-day weekend.

Dubai Police are sending officers to monitor sites across the city and to places such as Hatta.

Abu Dhabi has also announced a string of new restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. The changes include revised rules for entering the emirate at the Dubai border, reductions in capacity limits in many public venues and the return of the nightly sanitisation drive.

Updated: July 20th 2021, 12:12 PM