ABU DHABI 14 February 2021: The UAE has so far administered 5.005 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, reporting a distribution rate of 50.61 doses per 100 people.
Crossing the five million comes as result of the efforts made at the country-level to contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced.
The rapid and effective rollout of the Covid vaccines is a testimony to the success of the National Vaccination Programme, launched to ensure the vaccine’s availability in most government and private health establishments and centres in order to make it easier for the largest segments of society, including Emiratis and residents, especially the elderly, people with chronic diseases and front-line workers, with the ultimate goal of ensuring acquired immunity across the nation to help curb the disease and stem its fallout, said Wam.
MoHAP highlighted the growing demand for the vaccination among the general public, describing the positive response by the population to the inoculation drive as reflective of the public’s trust in the State’s capabilities to ensure public health and safety.
It also underlined the importance of the UAE’s population continuing to display their full commitment to Covid-19 countermeasures, in order to safeguard society against new coronavirus strains.
2,631 new Covid-19 cases, 3,589 recoveries, 15 deaths
MoHAP also conducted 184,981 additional Covid-19 tests and announced 2,631 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 345,605.
MoHAP also announced 15 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,001.
The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 3,589 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 326,780.