UAE covid mortality rate at 0.3%; global average 3%

Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 28 February 2021: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Situation Report on Covid-19, the UAE’s Covid-19 mortality rate is 0.3 per cent, significantly lower than the global average of 3 percent.

Over 29 million covid tests have been performed in the UAE. These accomplishments are testament to how successful the UAE’s response to the pandemic has been and the role of the community in uniting against the spread of the virus, said Wam.

Since the onset of the pandemic in the UAE in March 2020, the UAE government has introduced various initiatives to curb the spread of Covid-19. Seha’s efforts on the frontline include establishing over 20 drive-through screening facilities, launching a WhatsApp Chatbot, building three field hospitals in record times, contributing to the development of the Al Hosn App for contact tracing, leading community awareness campaigns for safety measures, and playing a prominent role in the National Sterilisation Campaign, said Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha).

“Without the community’s role in all our efforts, we could not have achieved these remarkable results. To continue progressing, we call on the community to follow all precautionary measures, so we do not delay our ultimate goal – defeating the pandemic.” added Dr. Sallam.


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