UAE: 35,406 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

Dubai - The total doses administered now stand at 20.8 million.



By Web Report

Published: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 4:01 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 Nov 2021, 10:59 AM

The UAE has administered 35,406 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 20.8 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 210.32 per 100 people.

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