Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,898 Covid-19 cases, 2,438 recoveries, 7 deaths

Dubai - The new cases were detected through 205,579 additional tests.

By Web report

Published: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1:55 PM

Last updated: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 2:01 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1,898 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,438 recoveries and 7 deaths.


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The new cases were detected through 205,579 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 15 are 428,295 while total recoveries stand at 408,085. The death toll rises to 1,402.

AstraZeneca on Sunday said that a review of safety data of people vaccinated with its Covid-19 vaccine has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots.

“A careful review of all available safety data of more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union and UK with Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has shown no evidence of an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis or thrombocytopenia, in any defined age group, gender, batch or in any particular country,” the company said.

Over in the United States, top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet (one metre), a move that would change a key tenet of the global fight against Covid-19.

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were examining a Massachusetts study that found “no substantial difference” in Covid cases in schools observing six-foot and three-foot rules, he said.

The daily Covid-19 cases in the UAE dipped below 2,000 for the first time in more than two months on Sunday.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 1,992 new cases on March 14. The last time the country had seen cases below the 2,000 mark was on January 5, when 1,967 new cases were reported.

Medical professionals called the occurrence a “significant achievement”, saying a massive vaccination drive is the primary reason for the numbers to drop.

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