DUBAI: The UAE health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 1,506 new coronavirus infections and three deaths related to the highly infectious disease.
The country’s COVID-19 caseload now stands at 665,533, of which 643,234 patients have fully recovered while 1,907 people have died since the start of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention also said it had conducted 242,524 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, as the health authorities continued to pursue early detection of coronavirus cases so that treatment protocols could be immediately done and prevent the spread of the disease.
The country’s massive vaccination program has provided 16,444,844 doses, for a vaccine distribution rate of 166.27 doses per 100 people.
Health officials said last month that most coronavirus-related deaths were attributable to unvaccinated residents.
Similarly, about 89 percent of COVID-19 patients who have been admitted in hospitals have not received their jabs while 92 percent of those who received intensive care have not been inoculated, health officials said during the briefing.
The most dominant coronavirus variant in the UAE is the Beta strain with almost 40 percent of all cases, followed by Delta with over a third and Alpha with over a tenth of the country’s caseload.
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