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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,950 Covid-19 cases, 2,218 recoveries, 3 deaths

Web report/Dubai
Filed on January 8, 2021

More than 22 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 2,950 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,218 recoveries.

This brings the total cases in the country to 224,704 and total recoveries to 201,396.

Three deaths have also been announced in the country as a result of the illness, bringing the total number of deaths to 697 in the UAE and there are 22,611 active cases in the country at this point in time.

More than 22 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

As per authorities' latest count on Thursday, more than 60,000 UAE residents had received the Covid-19 vaccine within 24 hours.

This takes the country's total number of vaccinations to 887,696 since the nationwide campaign began in December.

Meanwhile, volunteers in Abu Dhabi have begun taking part in Phase III clinical trials of the Russian adenovirus-based Covid-19 vaccine (Sputnik V).

Initially open to 500 volunteers, the vaccine is being tested on healthy adults from various nationalities aged 18 and above, who live in Abu Dhabi, have not previously been infected with Covid-19, have not participated in any other Covid-19 vaccination trial, and have not suffered any communicable or severe respiratory diseases for at least 14 days.





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