UAE reports 398 new Covid-19 cases

Another 451 people beat the virus and total recoveries rose to 998,341

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The UAE reported 398 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the country's overall tally of infections since the outbreak began to 1,018,779.

The latest infections were detected from 226,153 PCR tests.

No deaths were recorded in the 24-hour reporting period, with the toll remaining at 2,342.

Another 451 people beat the virus and total recoveries rose to 998,341.

More than 185.7 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 for several months and on Monday infections dropped below 400, the lowest in more than 14 weeks.

Last month it was announced that Abu Dhabi will host a study into the effectiveness of an antibody therapy created by AstraZeneca over the next 15 months.

AstraZeneca, in collaboration with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City hospital in Abu Dhabi, will conduct a real-world evidence study on Evusheld, which is designed to help prevent patients with poor immune systems from contracting Covid-19.

The multi-country observational study aims to offer critical real-world data on the safety and effectiveness of Evusheld.

Updated: September 08, 2022, 9:59 AM