Coronavirus: UAE records 1,903 new cases as infections pass half a million

Cases remain under 2,000 for seventh day running

The UAE recorded 1,903 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday as infections crossed the half-million threshold.

However, new cases remained below 2,000 for the seventh day running.

The latest cases brought the country's overall tally to 500,860.

A further 1,854 people beat the virus as the recovery total climbed to 483,180.

Three more died from complications arising from Covid-19 to bring the total death toll to 1,559.

The number of active cases stands at 16,121.

An additional 192,238 tests were conducted.

Mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination programmes have been integral to the UAE's curbing of the pandemic. Authorities on Tuesday also said 113,621 vaccine doses were given in the past 24 hours, to reach 9.78 million in total. This represents a rate of 98.97 doses per 100 people.

Cases have dropped since reaching close to 4,000 in January thanks to effective rules and an efficient vaccination programme.

Updated: April 20, 2021 04:04 PM

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