Coronavirus: UAE records 1,850 new cases

Five more patients died of Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 1,757

The UAE recorded 1,850 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday.

This brings the total number of cases recorded since the pandemic began in January 2020 to 612,029.

Another 1,826 people recovered from the virus, taking the total to 591,061.

Five more patients died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,757.

The latest cases were detected as a result of 266,926 tests, and the number of active cases in the UAE now stands at 19,211.

Mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives have been key to the country's strategy to combat the pandemic.

More than 14.40 million vaccine doses have been administered.

Strict guidelines have also been laid down by authorities.

Abu Dhabi has introduced a green pass system through the Al Hosn smartphone app to gain access to malls and other places.

But the system has been temporarily suspended to resolve technical issues with the app.