Coronavirus: UAE records 110 new cases and no deaths

Another 82 people recovered over a 24-hour period

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The UAE reported 110 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while 82 people recovered from the virus.

Officials said no one died from the virus in the past 24 hours.

The country has recorded 743,004 cases, 738,049 recoveries and 2,151 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 dropped to double figures since reaching close to 4,000 a day in early February but have risen back to over 100 for the first time since October 21.

The number of active cases across the Emirates now stands at 2,804.

This figure has increased slightly due to new cases exceeded recoveries for four days in a row.

Although a small rise in daily case numbers has been recorded in recent days, the low death toll remains encouraging.

No fatalities have been reported for four consecutive days, while there have been zero deaths on 11 of the 14 days so far this month.

Testing rates remain high in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

An additional 321,306 PCR tests were conducted during the 24-hour period, bringing to more than 105 million the total number carried out since the beginning of the outbreak.

The health ministry said more than 22 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country.

Elsewhere, Oman has registered its first two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, its Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

It came as the sultanate announced a booster vaccination programme for people over the age of 18.

Updated: December 14th 2021, 3:52 PM