Coronavirus: UAE records 1,763 new cases and three deaths

The daily cases continue to fall after a two-month high on Friday

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The UAE reported 1,763 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday after carrying out 189,946 further tests.

This brought the country’s total to 570,836, while another 1,740 people beat the virus, taking the total recoveries to 550,525,

The daily cases in the Emirates rose to 2,236 on Friday – the highest daily figure since April 1 – but fell to 1,812 on Saturday and 1,810 on Sunday.

The death toll reached 1,680, after three people succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours.

There are 18,631 active cases of coronavirus in the country.

So far, 12,811,422 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the UAE, which has the highest vaccination rate in the world.

Meanwhile, the UAE on Sunday urged all smokers and tobacco users to quit and avoid serious health complications from Covid-19.

In Dubai, dozens of stores were fined for flouting Covid-19 safety rules.

Inspectors from Dubai Economy issued 56 fines to retailers in malls and markets, mostly for breaches related to face masks and social distancing.

Overall, 32 stores in shopping malls were found guilty of breaching social-distancing and face masks norms, while 20 restaurants and cafes were penalised for providing dine-in services after permitted hours.