No Covid-19 deaths recorded in UAE for three weeks

Only one death has been reported in the Emirates this month

No Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in the UAE for three weeks, official figures show.

Only one fatality linked to the diseased has been reported this month, on March 7.

The Covid-19 death toll in the country since the start of the outbreak remains at 2,302.

The Emirates has one of the lowest death rates internationally – less than 230 for every one million people, statistics compiled by the data tracking site Worldometers show.

The UAE announced 287 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the overall tally to 890,398.

Another 815 people beat the virus as the recovery tally climbed to 865,229.

The latest infections were detected as a result of 229,355 PCR tests.

More than 147 million tests have been conducted to date as part of a mass screening strategy to tackle the pandemic.

Daily case numbers have declined significantly recently, remaining below 400 for the past three weeks. Case numbers topped 3,000 in January.

The UAE is carrying out a cautious recovery from the pandemic.

Capacity limits at restaurants have been removed, travel rules eased and border rules lifted.

On Friday, it was announced a negative PCR test result would no longer required to enter the country through its land borders.

Updated: March 28, 2022, 10:26 AM