Coronavirus: UAE records 1,699 new cases as infections fall to lowest since January
Authorities have deployed a comprehensive testing regimen, strict safety measures and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives to curb the pandemic
The UAE recorded 1,699 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing its total to 527,266.
Another 1,686 people beat the virus, taking the recovery tally to 507,706.
The death toll now stands at 1,598, following two more fatalities during 24-hour reporting period.
The number of new cases is the lowest since January 3, when 1,501 cases were reported.
Authorities have deployed a widespread testing regimen, strict safety measures and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives to curb the pandemic.
Because of this, cases have dropped significantly after reaching close to 4,000 a day in January.
The UAE has administered 10.6 million vaccine doses – which represents a rate of 107.85 doses per 100 people.
Authorities called on the public to ensure they are vaccinated to support the country's fight against Covid-19.
"The vaccine is our best means to recover and return to a normal life," said Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.
Updated: May 4, 2021 03:25 PM