UAE: 31,708 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

Dubai - The rate of doses stands at 208.74 per 100 people in the country.



By Web Report

Published: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 8:02 PM

The UAE has administered 31,708 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours.

The country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stand at 20.64 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 208.74 per 100 people.

Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesperson for the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), said that the UAE continues to lead in global rankings for Covid-19 vaccination rates in a new evidence of the resilience of its medical sector and ability to efficiently respond to the pandemic and ensure public health and safety.

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