UAE: 54,675 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours


Dubai - Over 83.6 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far

By Web Report

Published: Wed 29 Sep 2021, 3:57 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Sep 2021, 4:10 PM

The UAE has administered 54,675 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 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 202.40 per 100 people.

Over 83.6 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.


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