Here’s a round-up of all the latest Covid-19 developments you need to know:
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 1,315 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, its highest daily tally so far, along with 1,452 recoveries. Two deaths were also reported. Nearly 97,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, taking the total to over 11 million tests so far. The previous high of daily Covid-19 cases was reported on October 3, at 1,231 cases, while the third highest tally was announced on October 2 at 1,181. Daily reported cases breached the 1,000 mark for the first time on September 12. In a major announcement yesterday, it was revealed that trials for the Russian adenovirus-based vaccine are set to commence in the UAE.
The Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi, has said that the UAE is a leading model for the world in the way it responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the government’s foresight and proactive approach in managing the coronavirus crisis. In a speech on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, observed on October 13, Al Shamsi said that while the pandemic ravaged many countries around the world, the UAE has demonstrated how having a clear strategy and handling this imminent danger with professionalism, has allowed it to contain its repercussions. “On International Day for Disaster Reduction, we are proud to be among the ranks of developed nations in our response to crises,” he said.
The UAE has crossed the 100,000-milestone in total number of recovered cases in the country while marking a 15 per cent increase in recovery rate in just one week, health authorities announced on Tuesday. The country also reported the highest number of Covid-19 infections on a single day with two deaths. Health authorities declared 1,315 new Coronavirus cases on Tuesday out of the 96,989 new tests conducted. The virus also claimed two lives, bringing total deaths to 448. Dr Omar Al Hammad, spokesperson of the UAE Ggovernment, said the UAE has achieved a 15 per cent increase in recoveries and a 46 per cent decrease in mortality compared to last week.