Coronavirus: UAE reports 434 Covid-19 cases, 361 recoveries, no deaths

Over 187 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far

By Web Desk

Published: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 1:56 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 2:00 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 434 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 361 recoveries and no deaths.

Total active cases stand at 18,065.

The new cases were detected through 244,458 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on September 15 are 1,021,625, while total recoveries stand at 1,001,218. The death toll now stands at 2,342.

In recognition of its advanced and solid healthcare infrastructure, commitment and leadership, Abu Dhabi was once again recognised as the world’s top pandemic-resilient city globally by Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA), a London-based DeepTech analytical subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Group (DKG). The recognition reflects the emirate’s comprehensive, efficient and timely Covid-19 pandemic response that reinforced Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector as a leading model regionally and internationally.

In a similar report published by DKA in the first half of 2021, Abu Dhabi was also ranked as the leading city in response to Covid-19 globally. Since then, an additional 28 cities have been examined and added to the ranking, which now assesses a total of 100 cities.

The Pandemic-Resilient Cities Ranking evaluates the continued progress of key cities and presents additional policy recommendations to rectify major shortcomings. The report is based on six parameters that city governments have been focusing on to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and demonstrate resilience and readiness for similar public health issues in the future. These parameters are government efficiency, economic resilience, healthcare management, quarantine measures, vaccination strategy and cultural compliance.

As a result of its robust and successful response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Abu Dhabi was able to ensure business continuity without any closures, which enabled the emirate to preserve the health and safety of the wider community, ensure business continuity and enable all sectors to advance the emirate’s economic development.

The emirate achieved a Covid-19 testing capacity of over 500,000 tests per day and established 27 drive-through testing and vaccination centres across the emirate with nearly 100 per cent of the community receiving the Covid-19 vaccination. Additionally, Abu Dhabi succeeded in increasing the healthcare capacity by 200 per cent pertaining to the number of patient beds at hospitals as well as the increasing number of intensive care beds by 300 per cent. All of this supported by an agile, data driven, science based and world leading policies and intervention that resulted in one of the lowest mortality rate and infection per capita rate globally.

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