Coronavirus: UAE records 1,757 new cases

The number of new daily cases mostly fell in recent months but have ticked up in recent days from lows of about 1,200 last week

The UAE recorded 1,757 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.

The latest infections brought the country’s total number of cases since the pandemic began to 561,048.

Another 1,725 patients overcame the coronavirus, taking the number of recoveries to 540,886.

Three more people died, taking total fatalities to 1,661. Active cases stand at 18,501.

The figures came after 225,954 more tests were carried out.

New cases have mostly fallen in recent months from a high of almost 4,000 in January. But they ticked up in recent days from lows of about 1,200 last week.

Authorities co-ordinated one of the world’s fastest vaccination drives and widespread testing to curb the spread of the virus.

Almost 50 million tests have been conducted and in excess of 12 million vaccine doses administered since the pandemic began.

Updated: May 26, 2021 02:17 PM

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