UAE records 1,519 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in 24 hours

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The United Arab Emirates has recorded 1,519 new cases of COVID-19 and two virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Sunday.

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The country’s total death toll from the virus has now reached 1,951, while 682,377 cases have been recorded overall.

Meanwhile, 1,466 people have also recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 659,664.

Daily case numbers have remained fairly stable for the last few weeks in the UAE after a drop in early July.

Falling case numbers have been “offset by a gradual return to normal life,” as employees return to work and tourism activity resumes, Dr Taher al-Ameri spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), said in a statement last week.

More than 16.4 million vaccine doses have already been administered in the UAE, and almost 70 percent of the population has been fully inoculated against the virus.

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