Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,520 new cases from 297,815 tests

Health officials said 1,497 people recovered and four patients died in the 24-hour reporting period

The UAE reported 1,520 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday.

Authorities said four patients died in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 1,943.

Another 1,497 people recovered from the disease, pushing the recoveries to 656,680.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said there have been 679,321 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late January 2020.

These latest infections were detected from 297,815 PCR tests. To date, health officials have carried out 65,621,916 tests across the country.

There are 20,698 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

The UAE government aims to vaccinate the entire population by the end of this year, with more than 16,676,000 vaccines administered to date.

A new pop-up vaccination centre for children aged 12 and over will open on Tuesday at Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The centre will operate for five days, from August 3 until August 7, from noon to 8pm daily on the first floor of the mall – one floor below KidZania.

Medical personnel will administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of the emirate's efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus and support the safe return to school for the 2021-2022 academic year, said officials.

Updated: July 30th 2021, 1:29 PM