UAE daily Covid-19 cases fall after Friday's eight-week high

1,812 new daily cases reported, and five deaths

There are currently 18,582 live Covid-19 cases in the UAE. To date 547,008 people have recovered. Pawan Singh / The National
There are currently 18,582 live Covid-19 cases in the UAE. To date 547,008 people have recovered. Pawan Singh / The National

Read more: Covid-19 booster shots now available at walk-in clinics in Abu Dhabi

The UAE reported 1,812 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday – well down on Friday's eight-week high of 2,236.

Daily cases had jumped on the first day of the weekend by more than 100, to a total not seen since April 1.

Officials on Saturday said there were five deaths and 1,779 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

These figures take the total number of live cases to 18,582. To date, 547,008 people have recovered.

The overall death toll stands at 1,673.

Earlier, the Abu Dhabi Department of Health announced that booster shots of the Sinopharm jab would be made available on a walk-in basis at more than 100 vaccination centres across the emirate.

The authorities are encouraging the public to get third doses of the vaccine, six months after their second dose.

First and second doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine will also be available in walk-in clinics in Abu Dhabi, for all unvaccinated citizens and residents aged 12 and above.

The UAE has the highest rate of vaccination in the world.

More than 12.6 million vaccines have been administered to 78 per cent of eligible people.

Updated: May 29, 2021 02:57 PM

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