Coronavirus: UAE records 1,060 cases and four deaths

Country records another record daily low as cases continue steady decline

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The UAE reported 1,060 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, the lowest recorded so far this year.

It brings the total number of infections to 710,438 as cases continue to fall.

The latest figures came after 290,691 tests were carried out.

Another 1,659 people beat the virus, taking the number of recoveries to 692,585.

Four patients died from Covid-19 complications, raising the death toll to 2,024.

Cases have been falling in recent weeks as mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives have seen the UAE curb the virus. Active cases fell to 15,829.

At least 84.52 per cent of the UAE population has received one Covid-19 vaccine dose, while 74.29 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, pupils in the UAE will have a 30-day grace period to be inoculated against Covid-19 when schools reopen, before weekly PCR testing becomes mandatory for unvaccinated children over 12.

After the grace period, vaccinated pupils over 12 will be tested every month, as will schoolchildren between 3 and 12 who are not inoculated.

It is part of amended Covid-19 regulations designed to ensure that wherever possible pupils can have in-person lessons when the school year begins on Sunday.

Updated: August 23rd 2021, 12:03 PM