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UAE: 7,640 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

The total doses administered now stand at 24.3 million



By Web Desk

Published: Sun 13 Mar 2022, 4:13 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Mar 2022, 4:18 PM

The UAE has administered 7,640 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 24.3 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 245.99 doses per 100 people.

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