UAE reports 996 Covid-19 cases and 1,515 recoveries

Infections remained below 1,000 for the eighth day in a row

The UAE recorded 996 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday as case numbers remained below 1,000 for the eighth day in a row.

The latest cases - which were detected as a result of another 329,146 PCR tests - brought the country's overall tally to 718,370.

Another 1,515 people beat the virus, raising the recovery total to 705,118.

Two more people died after contracting the virus, increasing the death toll to 2,041.

The number of active cases in the country dropped to 11,211 thanks to a continuing trend of daily recoveries exceeding new infections.

More than 74.7 million PCR tests have been conducted nationwide as part of a mass screening strategy aimed at limiting the spread of the virus.

On Monday, health officials cut the cost of tests to Dh50 across the country.

A nationwide vaccination campaign is another key part of the UAE's efforts to combat the pandemic.

More than 18 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered across the Emirates since December.

Updated: August 31st 2021, 10:11 AM