Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,348 cases and two deaths

Total recoveries climbed to 530,085, after 1,316 people beat the virus in 24-hour reporting period

The UAE recorded 1,348 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday as new infections rose slightly for the second consecutive day.

Health officials reported 1,229 infections on May 14 – the lowest daily number this year.

The UAE’s outbreak has eased after hitting its peak in January. The highest number of cases, 3,977, were reported on February 3.

The average number of daily cases in the Emirates has stayed below 2,000 since April 27.

Wednesday’s caseload brought the country’s total number of infections to 550,029.

Total recoveries climbed to 530,085, after 1,316 people beat the virus in the 24-hour reporting period.

Another two deaths were reported, taking the UAE’s Covid-19 fatalities to 1,639.

There are 18,305 active cases in the Emirates.

An additional 249,847 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. The UAE has carried out more than 47 million tests since the first Covid-19 case was reported on January 29 last year.

The UAE began its vaccination campaign in December and has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

On Tuesday, health officials said more than 11.5m vaccine doses were administered across the country.

The UAE has also approved the use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15 and aims to vaccinate all eligible adults by the end of 2021.

Updated: May 19, 2021 02:54 PM

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