Coronavirus: UAE reports 944 Covid-19 cases, 1,265 recoveries, 2 deaths

Dubai - Over 20.3 million tests have been conducted in the country.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 27 Dec 2020, 6:13 PM

Last updated: Sun 27 Dec 2020, 6:51 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday reported 944 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,265 recoveries.

Two deaths were also reported in the country as a result of the illness and there are 22,507 active cases in the UAE right now.

As many as 152,146 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, the ministry added, taking the total to over 20.3 million.

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Meanwhile, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received an international recognition for being “proactive” in its Covid-19 response action plan.

The authority was honoured by the International Hospital Federation (IHF) under the ‘Beyond the Call of Duty for Covid-19 Programme’ for its “swift and innovative” action plan during the pandemic.

On Friday, the world celebrated Christmas with hundreds of millions under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings.

The battle to halt the pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives, is far from over despite the launching of mass vaccine campaigns that offer the promise of an eventual return to normalcy.

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