UAE reports 3,243 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths


DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates recorded 3,243 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, double that of two weeks ago, and six deaths linked to the virus.
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic reached 236,225, while the death toll stood at 717.
He also said that 2,195 people had recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. The total number of recoveries is 210,561.
MoHAP said it has vaccinated 1.276 million people so far, as part of its initiative to immunize half of the country’s 9.6 million people by April and 70% by the end of the year. ‘year.
Welcoming the UAE’s vaccination campaign, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: “The UAE has made great strides in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic . Today, we are ranked second in the world for vaccine delivery rate. Taking the vaccine is the responsibility of each individual to protect their health, family and society in general. “
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also praised the country’s efforts to immunize more than one million citizens and residents, saying, “We hope that with the acceleration of vaccinations, we will reach the point of full recovery as soon as possible. “

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) – the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates – has announced the opening of two COVID-19 vaccination centers in the emirate and one in Dubai to deliver more opportunities for people to receive the vaccine.
“The centers were established and equipped in a record time of four days, after the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced the vaccine registration, making UAE among the first countries in the world to launch a campaign community vaccination program against COVID. 19.
The two centers in Abu Dhabi have the capacity to deliver 6,000 doses per day at each site, while the one in Dubai, located at the SEHA Field Hospital of Dubai Parks and Resorts, is able to immunize 3,000 people per day.
Health Ministry spokeswoman Farida Al-Hosani said the vaccine is currently one of the most important solutions available to reduce the impact of the virus and its severity.
“After looking at the statistics of the numbers recorded inside the country, we noticed an accelerated increase in the number of coronavirus infections,” she told a press conference, adding that “this increase is due to many reasons, the most important of which is the increase. in local transmissions and in cases from outside the country. “
She said the health sector has proven its ability to cope with the pandemic and has increased its capacity in hospitals, health centers and laboratories.
During daily inspection visits, Dubai Economy imposed fines on two business establishments and warnings on four others for failing to comply with anti-COVID-19 measures. Inspection teams found 490 other compliant companies.
Elsewhere, Kuwait reported 494 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 155,335. The death toll rose to 946 after one coronavirus-related death was reported in the previous 24 hours.

Oman’s health ministry has confirmed 164 new cases and no deaths, bringing the totals to 130,944 and 1,508, respectively.

The sultanate’s education ministry announced that students will return to school from January 17, while adhering to the anti-coronavirus measure.
In Bahrain, no deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 356, while 316 new infected cases have been confirmed.



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