Covid-19 vaccine doses cross 2 million mark in UAE

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 20 January 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced yesterday that the UAE has crossed the two million vaccine doses that have been administered to date, bringing the total to 2,065,367 doses and the vaccine distribution rate to 20.88 per 100 persons.

This is in line with the ministry’s plan to provide the Covid-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said, “Reaching this record number of Covid-19 vaccine doses within a short period mirrors the exceptional efforts of our wise leadership in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, as well as the concerted efforts of the government, all of the country’s institutions, and our first-line of defence heroes to provide the vaccine to all citizens and residents in various regions of the country.”

He called on all community members who are eligible to receive the vaccine to turn up at the vaccine centres based in the various emirates of the country to support the campaign objectives of vaccinating more than 50 percent of the country’s population during the first quarter of this year, said Wam.

93,846 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered

The Ministry announced that 93,846 more doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours.

MoHAP also conducted 163,049 additional Covid-19 tests, and announced 3,491 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 260,223.

According to the ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced 5 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 756.

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 3,311 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 231,675.

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