Coronavirus: UAE reports 375 Covid-19 cases, 297 recoveries, no deaths
The UAE's Covid mortality rate of 0.6 per cent is considerably lower than the global average which is around 4.3 per cent.
The UAE has recorded no Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours for the fourth time this month. This came as the Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 375 new Covid-19 cases and 297 recoveries.
More than 47,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out in the country, the ministry added.
Today's announcement takes the total number of cases to 59,921, while recoveries stand at 53,202. The death toll remains at 347.
On July 15, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, took to Twitter to announce that the country hadn't seen a single death due to Covid-19 in 24 hours. The country did not record any deaths from complications caused by the virus the next day either.
Three days ago on July 26, the country reported no daily death again.
Thanks to mass testing, contact-tracing, isolation of patients and awareness drives, the UAE's Covid mortality rate of 0.6 per cent is considerably lower than the global average which is around 4.3 per cent.
The Islamic festival of Eid Al Adha is just around the corner, and the ministry has once again urged residents to practise social distancing and avoid gatherings.
Mosques across the country will not host Eid prayers and the faithful have been asked to offer them at home. The Eid break is from Thursday, July 30, to Sunday, August 2. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a set of guidelines for residents so they can celebrate the Islamic festival safely.
Meanwhile, a pioneering study is under way in Abu Dhabi to establish residents' immunity against Covid-19 and control the spread of the disease in the UAE. Health experts have started collecting random samples from residents and Emiratis to run serology tests, which look for antibodies in the blood. Abu Dhabi Media Office outlined the aims of the study, which it said is the first of its kind in the UAE and in the region.
In Ras Al Khaimah, employees working in hotels are being screened for Covid-19 for free, under an initiative led by the emirate's tourism authority. The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has partnered with the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) and Ras Al Khaimah Preventive Medicine Department (PMD) to roll out this mass testing programme that would ensure the safety of both hotel guests and employees.
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