Coronavirus: officials report 617 new cases and 714 recoveries

Authorities say two people died in the past 24 hours from complications

The UAE reported 617 new coronavirus cases and 714 recoveries on Tuesday.

Officials said two people died in the past 24 hours from complications.

The country has recorded 730,135 cases, 721,367 recoveries and 2,066 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 been credited for bringing down the rate of daily infections.

New cases have dropped since reaching close to 4,000 a day in January and have recently stayed consistently under 1'000.

An additional 351,718 tests were conducted over the 24-hour period, bringing the total number to 79,002,965 carried out since the beginning of the outbreak.

So far, 19,073,549 vaccine doses have been administered, bringing the population close to being 80 per cent fully vaccinated.

Updated: September 14th 2021, 12:31 PM