Coronavirus: UAE records 2,128 new cases and 2,243 recoveries

The number of active cases fell to 15,010 as recoveries continue to outpace new infections

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The UAE reported 2,128 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the total tally of infections to 455,197.

There were 2,243 new recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who have beaten the virus to 438,706.

Officials reported four deaths, increasing the number of fatalities to 1,481.

The number of active cases fell to 15,010, as recoveries continue to outpace new infections.

Another 230,734 tests were conducted over a 24-hour period.

More than 36.9 million tests have been carried out nationwide since the first Covid-19 case was reported on January 29, 2020.

On Saturday, health officials announced an additional 160,165 doses of vaccine had been administered, raising the total to 7,959,682.

The overall tally equates to 80.48 doses per 100 people – a rate surpassed across the world only by Israel.

On Saturday, China pledged to partner with the UAE to produce vaccines that are widely available and affordable, to boost the global fight against Covid-19.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the two nations had already worked together successfully through the roll-out of the Sinopharm vaccine in the Emirates in December.

Mr Wang spoke of the deep trust between China and the UAE, after landing in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for the start of a two-day visit during which he will hold high-level talks with Emirati officials.