UAE: 32,775 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

The total doses administered now stand at 23.3 million



By Web Desk

Published: Sun 23 Jan 2022, 4:09 PM

The UAE has administered 32,775 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours.

The country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stand at 23.3 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 235.72 doses per 100 people.

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