UAE records 984 new Covid-19 cases and 1,475 recoveries

Daily infections have remained below 1,000 for 12 consecutive days

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The UAE recorded 984 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, as case numbers remained below 1,000 for the 12th day in a row.

The latest cases - detected as a result of 335,439 tests - brought the country's overall tally to 722,292.

Another 1,475 people beat the virus, raising the recovery total to 711,134.

One person died after contracting Covid-19, increasing the death toll to 2,045.

The number of active cases across the Emirates dropped to 9,113, thanks to the encouraging recent trend of recoveries exceeding new infections.

Infections rate have steadily declined during the summer months.

The UAE announced 2,184 cases as recently as June 29.

Daily case figures are now less than half this number, with officials stating the UAE is in the "recovery stage" as employees return to offices and children go back to classrooms.

Mass screening and a nationwide vaccination drive are central to the UAE's pandemic strategy.

Nearly 76 million PCR tests have been conducted to date.

Meanwhile, more than 18.3 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered since December.

The government is seeking to lead the country back to normality while protecting the health of the public.

As part of the long-term recovery plan, Abu Dhabi will lift the requirement to quarantine on arrival for vaccinated travellers from all international destinations from Sunday.

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure.

While vaccinated travellers do not need to quarantine, those travelling from green list countries must take a PCR test on arrival, and another test on day six if staying in the emirate.

Vaccinated travellers arriving from other destinations – not on the green list – must take a PCR test on arrival, and have further tests on days four and eight if staying in the capital.

Updated: September 04, 2021, 12:21 PM