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UAE Covid vaccine: 35,674 residents vaccinated in 24 hours

Web report/Dubai
Filed on March 4, 2021
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The UAE has been witnessing a gradual decline in the number of Covid-19 infections over the past few weeks.

The UAE has vaccinated 35,674 residents against Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

The country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stands at 6.20 million. This takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 62.73.

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