Coronavirus: UAE announces 48 new cases

Another 70 people recovered over a 24-hour period

The UAE reported 48 new coronavirus cases and 70 recoveries on Monday.

Officials said one person died in the past 24 hours from complications.

The country has recorded 742,376 cases, 737,400 recoveries and 2,149 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 daily infections.

Cases have dropped to double figures since reaching close to 4,000 a day in January.

An additional 307,646 tests were conducted over the 24-hour period.

76,925 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were given in the last 24 hours, meaning a total of 21,972,870 doses have been administered across the UAE.

100 per cent of people have received one dose and 90.64 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.

Updated: December 6th 2021, 12:20 PM