Coronavirus: UAE records 1,968 new cases

Cases reached a one-month high on Friday but have fallen back since

The UAE recorded 1,968 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday.

These new infections brought the country's total number since the pandemic began to 572,804.

Another 1,954 people beat the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 552,479. Four more people died from Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 1,684.

Another 215,689 tests were carried out during the 24-hour reporting period.

There are 18,641 active cases of the coronavirus in the country.

Cases reached a one-month high on Friday but have fallen back since.

Authorities have implemented one of the world's fastest vaccination programmes and widespread testing to curb the pandemic.

About 12.87 million vaccine doses have been administered.

Meanwhile, Dubai Health Authority has introduced an artificial intelligence-enabled service that allows residents to book a Covid-19 vaccine appointment via WhatsApp.

Residents wishing to book an appointment at a DHA facility can send a message saying “Hi” on WhatsApp to 800 342.

Updated: June 1, 2021 03:32 PM

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