ABU DHABI 6 February 2021: The UAE has administered more than 4.008 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines and achieved a distribution rate of 40.53 doses per every 100 people.
Crossing the four million does mark comes as result of the efforts made at the country level to contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced.
“Crossing the four million mark adds to the UAE’s track record and comes as part of the country’s keenness to provide vaccines to all members of the society,” said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).
He attributed the achievement to the determination and diligent efforts made by the nation’s medical teams under the directives and constant support of the country’s leadership, said Wam.
“The rapid and effective rollout of the Covid vaccines is a testimony to the success of the National Vaccination Programme launched by the country to ensure the vaccine availability in most of the government and private health establishments and centres in order to make it easier for the largest segments of society, including Emiratis and residents, specially the elderly, people with chronic diseases and front-line heroes, with the ultimate goal of ensuring acquired immunity across the nation to help curb the disease and stem its fallout.”
The minister highlighted the growing demand for the vaccination among the general public, describing the UAE society’s positive response to the inoculation drive as reflective of the public trust in the state’s capabilities to ensure public health and safety.
He underlined the importance of the UAE people continuing to display full commitment to Covid-19 countermeasures in order to safeguard the society against any new coronavirus strains.
3,251 new cases, 3,860 recoveries, 14 deaths
MoHAP also conducted 148,574 additional Covid-19 tests and announced 3,251 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 320,126.
MoHAP also announced 14 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 902.
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 3,860 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 297,040.