Coronavirus Pandemic

UAE: 7 Covid field hospitals with 2,000 beds to open this month

Staff Reporter /Abu Dhabi Filed on March 9, 2021
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The UAE has so far carried out 32 million Covid tests since the pandemic began.

The UAE is set to open its seven Covid field hospitals this month, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) announced on Tuesday.


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These facilities will have a total of 2,058 beds, of which 292 will be dedicated to critical cases.

“Equipped with the latest medical technologies, the hospitals will be able to provide exceptional treatment to isolated Covid patients,” the ministry said during the weekly Press briefing on Tuesday.

Over the past two weeks, the country has seen a "gradual decrease" in infection rates, as mass testing continues and with vaccination in full swing across the Emirates, officials added.

The UAE has so far carried out 32 million Covid tests since the pandemic began, and over six million doses of the vaccine have already been administered.

This means more than 3.7 million residents have been vaccinated, making up 48.71 per cent of the targeted group. About 65 per cent of the elderly are now protected with jabs, Mohap said.

Staff Reporter

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