UAE records 1,088 new Covid-19 cases

No coronavirus-related deaths were reported

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The UAE reported 1,088 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, after an additional 162,695 tests were carried out.

This brings the overall tally of infections since the epidemic began in 2020 to 992,652.

No coronavirus-related deaths were reported, with the toll remaining at 2,335.

Another 1,004 people beat the virus, as total recoveries rose to 971,757.

More than 177 million PCR tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic.

Daily figures have declined steadily this month after a surge in infections in June.

Case numbers topped 1,800 on July 3 — having dropped below 200 in early May — but have now remained under 1,500 for more than two weeks.

Authorities have urged the public to remain committed to key safety measures, such as isolating after a positive test and wearing masks when mandated, to help support the country's Covid-19 recovery strategy.

On Friday, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi announced that some Abu Dhabi pharmacies are now allowed to provide Covid-19 vaccines and PCR tests.

The Sinopharm vaccine will be provided free of charge to those who are eligible and over the age of 18.

PCR tests will also be offered at pharmacies for Dh40 ($10.90). This is the same charge as for PCR tests at existing Abu Dhabi test centres.

Updated: August 01, 2022, 10:02 AM