Coronavirus: UAE's daily case tally falls below 1,000 for first time since December 27

Another 1,675 people have recovered in the past 24 hours

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The UAE reported 990 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the first time the daily tally has dipped below 1,000 since December 27.

Active cases stand at 15,144.

Officials said 1,675 people recovered in the past 24 hours and two died from complications.

The country has recorded 711,428 cases, 694,260 recoveries and 2,026 deaths since the first Covid-19 case was detected in the Emirates on January 29 last year.

Widespread testing and tracing, stringent safety measures and a high vaccination rate have helped to bring down daily infections.

Cases have been falling in recent weeks as the UAE uses mass testing and one of the world's fastest inoculation drives to curb the spread of the virus.

63,890 doses of the vaccine were given in the last 24 hours.

84.9 per cent have so far received one dose and 74.54 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Another 325,118 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours. A total of 72,525,123 tests have been carried out since the beginning of the outbreak.

Updated: August 24, 2021, 12:22 PM