UAE records 522 new Covid-19 cases

No deaths were reported in the past 24 hours

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The UAE reported 522 new Covid-19 cases on Monday after an additional 229,236 tests were carried out.

This brings the country's overall tally of infections to 1,014,387.

No deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, with the toll remaining at 2,341.

Another 539 people beat the virus, and total recoveries rose to 993,204.

More than 183 million PCR tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic and nearly 25 million vaccine doses have been administered to date.

Case numbers have been on the decline and have remained below the 700-mark since August 19.

Authorities announced new Covid-19 safety rules last week for pupils across the UAE starting their new school year on Monday.

Teachers and pupils at UAE’s public schools have access to free PCR tests and mobile testing centres have been established at 226 public schools across the country.

While nearly all Covid-19 restrictions have been removed, teachers and pupils are still required to wear masks indoors.

Updated: August 29, 2022, 10:05 AM