Global covid deaths cross 2.2m; cases surpass 105m

DG Staff

LONDON 7 February 2021: More than 105 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and over 2.2 million have died, according to a Reuters tally on Saturday.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019, said Wam/Reuters.

3,276 new cases, 4,041 recoveries, 12 deaths

ABU DHABI: ‌‌‏The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) conducted 150,706 additional Covid-19 tests and announced 3,276 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 323,402.

‌‌‏MoHAP also announced 12 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 914.

‌‌‏The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished 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 4,041 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 301,081.

Vaccination centres for elderly, people with chronic diseases

MoHAP also announced dedicating vaccination centers only to elderly people and those with chronic diseases in the light of the spike in infections over the past weeks.

The ministry added that over the 4-6 weeks the vaccine rollout will be focused on elderly people and those with chronic diseases who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19.

During this period, other segments of society may get vaccinated after prior appointment with inoculation centres available across the nation.

The ministry called upon the families of the elderly people and those with chronic diseases to ensure their vaccination and protect their health.


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