Worldwide Covid-19 death toll crosses 4 million

DG Staff

WASHINGTON 9 July 2021: The total number of lives claimed by Covid-19 around the world exceeded 4 million on Wednesday, with the total of infections reported crossing 185 million, according to data issued by Johns Hopkins University.

The US recorded the highest number of deaths, followed by Brazil, and India in third.

In UAE, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) conducted 283,327 Covid-19 tests and announced 1,539 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 645,653.

MoHAP also announced 2 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,849.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families 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 1,525 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 623,826.

The total number of vaccine doses provided stands at 15,795,853 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 159.71 doses per 100 people.