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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,101 Covid-19 cases, 2,628 recoveries, 10 deaths

Web report/Dubai
Filed on March 18, 2021

Over 34.6 million tests have been carried out to date as part of the UAE's massive screening campaign.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 2,101 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,628 recoveries and 10 deaths.

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The new cases were detected through 198,328 additional tests.

Over 34.6 million tests have been carried out to date as part of the UAE's massive screening campaign.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 18 are 434,465 while total recoveries stand at 416,105. The death toll rises to 1,424.

Covid-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said Thursday.

The 16-member team set up by the UN World Meteorological Organization pointed out that respiratory viral infections are often seasonal — in particular the autumn-winter peak for influenza and cold-causing coronaviruses in temperate climates.

"This has fuelled expectations that, if it persists for many years, Covid-19 will prove to be a strongly seasonal disease," it said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi on Thursday announced the launch of the first Virtual Charter School to assist students in the Capital who have been impacted by Covid-19.

The goal of the initiative is to ensure uninterrupted access to education for pupils in the emirate whose families have been hit by the ongoing pandemic.





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