Coronavirus: UAE reports lowest number of cases this year for the fourth consecutive day

1,229 new infections and 1,217 recoveries announced over a 24-hour period

The UAE on Monday reported its lowest daily number of new coronavirus cases this year, with 1,229 infections.

This is the lowest number of new infections reported on a single day since December 28 last year, when 1,027 cases were recorded.

The average number of daily cases in the Emirates has stayed below the 2,000 mark since April 27 and there has been a substantial drop since May 14.

These new cases brought the country’s total number of infections to 547,411.

Total recoveries climbed to 527,519, after 1,217 people beat the virus in the 24-hour reporting period.

Another two deaths were reported, taking the UAE’s Covid-19 fatalities to 1,633.

There are 18,259 active cases in the Emirates.

An additional 141,947 tests were conducted over the 24-hour reporting period.

The UAE has carried out more than 47 million tests since the first Covid-19 case was reported on January 29 last year.

More than 11.4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

The country aims to vaccinate all eligible adults by the end of 2021.

Updated: May 17, 2021 02:28 PM

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