Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,065 Covid-19 cases, 707 recoveries, 2 deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on November 23, 2020

More than 15.8 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1,065 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 707 recoveries.

MoHAP also reported two deaths.

The new cases were identified through over 81,000 additional tests. More than 15.8 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

The number of active cases in UAE stands at 9,923.

The total number of cases in UAE as of November 23 are 160,055 while total recoveries are 149,578. Death toll rises to 554.

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The vaccine developed by Oxford University was 90per cent effective in preventing Covid-19 when it was administered as a half dose followed by a full dose at least one month apart, according to data from the late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil.

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