Coronavirus: UAE records 1,724 new cases

The UAE has administered 10.83 million vaccine doses to curb the pandemic

The UAE recorded 1,724 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the country’s overall tally to 530,944.

Another 1,682 people beat the virus, taking total recoveries to 511,340.

Three more people died from complications caused by Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 1,604. Active cases stand at 18,000.

One of the world's fastest vaccination drives, widespread testing and strict safety measures are integral to the UAE's curbing of the pandemic.

Cases have dropped significantly after reaching close to 4,000 a day in January.

The UAE has administered 10.83 million vaccine doses – which represents a rate of 109.55 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.

Authorities also urged everyone to adhere to safety measures over Eid Al Fitr next week.

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Updated: May 6, 2021 03:46 PM

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