Coronavirus: UAE records 1,871 cases and seven deaths

A further 2,144 people were given the all-clear

The UAE recorded 1,871 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, as recoveries exceeded infections for the ninth day running.

The latest daily figures brought the country's overall tally to 442,226.

Another 2,144 people overcame the virus, as the recovery total climbed to 424,480.

The death toll now stands at 1,445, after a further seven fatalities were confirmed during the 24-hour reporting period.

The number of active cases in the Emirates fell to 15,941.

New Covid-19 infections remained below 2,000 for the second consecutive day –  continuing an encouraging trend of declining numbers.

Daily positive tests had hovered above 3,000 for much of January and February.

But infections have exceeded 3,000 only once in March – dropping below 2,000 four times in the past nine days.

Monday's new cases  are a slight increase on the 1,717 infections reported on Sunday, which was the lowest tally since January 3.

An additional 185,531 tests were conducted.

More than 35.5 million tests have been carried out since the outbreak began.