Coronavirus: UAE records 1,547 new cases

Another 1,519 people overcame the virus in the Emirates

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The UAE reported 1,547 new coronavirus cases on Thursday after an additional 164,110 tests.

The latest caseload brought the number of infections recorded since the start of the pandemic to 667,080.

Three people died of Covid-related causes in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,910.

Another 1,519 people overcame the virus, taking the number of recoveries to 644,753.

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 per cent of the UAE population have received one Covid-19 vaccine dose and 68 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Authorities on Wednesday said they would not be releasing daily vaccination figures until after Eid Al Adha.

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said the updates would resume in a few days.

Meanwhile, a study has found Sinopharm’s vaccine is effective against the highly contagious Delta variant.

“Antibody responses to Delta variant and neutralising antibodies were similar to levels seen following natural infection,” said researchers at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Updated: July 22nd 2021, 12:51 PM