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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 27 February 2021

UAE reports lowest Covid-19 daily death toll since January as active cases drop to three-month low

Recoveries exceeded new infections for 13th day in a row

The UAE reported its lowest daily death toll for more than a month as the number of active cases fell below 8,000 for the first time since November.

A further 3,005 infections were confirmed, bringing the total to 375,535.

An additional 3,515 patients were given the all-clear, as the recovery tally climbed to 366,567.

Five people died, raising the number of fatalities across the Emirates to 1,145.

It is the smallest rise in the number of deaths of Covid-19 patients since January 21, when four people died.

The number of active cases dropped to 7,823 after recoveries exceeded new infections for the thirteenth day running.

It is the lowest tally of current infections since 7,624 were reported on November 17.

The latest cases were detected as a result of 175,284 more tests.

More than 29.6 million tests have been conducted since the outbreak began.

On Tuesday, authorities said another 110,471 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the preceding 24 hours. It raised the total number of doses administered to 5.67m with a rate of vaccine distribution of 57.31 doses per 100 people.

Updated: February 23, 2021 05:40 PM

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