New COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates dropped below the 2,000-mark on Tuesday, with 1,988 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours.
According to the country's health ministry, six more people died from complications caused by COVID
-19 over the past 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 618,148 and virus-related fatalities to 1,773.
The new patients, all of whom are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care, were detected after the ministry conducted 249,333 additional COVID
-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, according to the ministry.
In the statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus
cases and carry out the necessary treatment.The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID
-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions, and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
A total of 1,922 more patients recovered from the deadly virus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 597,008, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the ministry announced that 104,184 doses of the COVID
were administered over the past 24 hours.
The total number of doses provided up to Monday stands at 14,735,666 with a rate of vaccine
distribution of 148.99 doses per 100 people.
The vaccination drive is in line with the ministry's plan to provide the vaccine
to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.