Coronavirus: UAE records 136 new cases

Infections have been steadily declining for weeks

The UAE reported 136 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 738,026.

Another 174 people beat the virus, with recoveries standing at 731,469.

One person died from complications related to Covid-19, bringing the overall death toll to 2,115.

The figures came after 350,115 tests were carried out.

Mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives has helped the UAE to curb the pandemic.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said last week that the UAE had “overcome the Covid-19 crisis” and called on people to return to normality.

During an in-person Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, Sheikh Mohamed said the country learnt crucial lessons from its fight against the coronavirus.

He said the UAE was in “good condition”, although he gave a warning that some adjustments must be made in the post-pandemic age.

Updated: October 12th 2021, 10:22 AM