UAE administers 220,000 covid jabs on Sunday

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 1 February 2021: A total of 220,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered Sunday, an all-time high for jabs given in a single 24-hour period since the launch of the National Vaccination Programme, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said.

Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, commended the tremendous efforts made by all the parties behind the National Vaccination Programme, including the first-time heroes and participants, hailing as well the increased public awareness on the part of the UAE people and residents alike, and their positive response to the MoHAP’s plan to ensure the vaccine availability and acquired community immunity in a way that contains and mitigates coronavirus, said Wam.

MoHAP also conducted 184,260 additional Covid-19 tests and announced 2,948 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 303,609.

‏MoHAP also announced 12 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 850.

‏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 4,189 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 276,958.

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