Coronavirus: UAE reports 368 Covid-19 cases, 412 recoveries, 1 death

Over 189 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far

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By Web Desk

Published: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 1:56 PM

Last updated: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 2:01 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday reported 368 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 412 recoveries and 1 death.

Total active cases stand at 18,289.

The new cases were detected through 221,085 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on September 24 are 1,025,213, while total recoveries stand at 1,004,581. The death toll now stands at 2,343.

The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday tempered his assertion that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was near, warning that declaring the crisis over was "still a long way off".

Last week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that the world had "never been in a better position to end the pandemic... The end is in sight."

And US President Joe Biden went further in an interview broadcast Sunday, declaring that the pandemic in the United States "is over".

But speaking to the media again Thursday from the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Tedros appeared less upbeat, making clear that "being able to see the end, doesn't mean we are at the end."

He reiterated that the world was in the best position it had ever been in to end the pandemic, with the number of weekly deaths continuing to drop - and now just 10 per cent of what they were at the peak in January 2021.

Tedros pointed out that two-thirds of the world's population has been vaccinated, including three-quarters of health workers and older people.

"We have spent two-and-a-half years in a long, dark tunnel, and we are just beginning to glimpse the light at the end of that tunnel," he said.

But, he stressed, "it is still a long way off, and the tunnel is still dark, with many obstacles that could trip us up if we don't take care."

"We're still in the tunnel."

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