Coronavirus: UAE reports 281 new cases

Another 330 people beat the virus in the past 24 hours

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The UAE reported 281 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections to 903,084.

Health officials said 330 people beat the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the recoveries tally to 886,802.

No deaths have been reported since March 7, and the toll remained at 2,302.

There are 13,980 active cases in the country.

The latest cases were detected after 139,440 PCR tests. Nearly 160 million tests have been carried out since the pandemic began in January 2020.

The country's nationwide testing and a massive vaccination campaign have limited the impact of the pandemic.

Official data shows that 100 per cent of the country's eligible population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while almost 98 per cent is fully immunised.

The number of new cases has increased slightly in the past few days — after dropping to a 2022 low of 191 on May 7. It crossed the 300-mark in the past three days but dropped slightly on Tuesday.

Globally, more than 518 million people have contracted the coronavirus, and 6,658,828 have died, according to a Reuters estimate on Monday.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

Updated: May 17, 2022, 12:51 PM