UAE records 2,122 Covid-19 cases and four deaths

A further 2,077 people recovered from the virus in the latest 24-hour reporting period

The UAE reported 2,122 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing its tally to 626,936.

Another 2,077 people overcame the virus, as the recovery total climbed to 605,618.

Four patients died after contracting the disease, raising the country's death toll to 1,796.

The number of daily fatalities is down from the 10 confirmed on Saturday, which was the first time deaths had reached double figures since March 25.

Across the Emirates, the number of active cases stands at 19,522.

The latest infections were detected following another 266,342 PCR tests.

The UAE has stepped up testing in recent days, as part of ongoing efforts to combat the pandemic.

Daily testing rates have exceeded 200,000 since May 31 – with a record 293,212 tests conducted on Friday.

More than 15 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered since a nationwide inoculation drive was launched in December.

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