| 15 April 2024, Monday |

UAE COVID-19 daily cases rise by 50 pct, soar past the 1,000 mark

The number of COVID-19 cases in the UAE surpassed 1,000 on Thursday, signifying a 50 percent rise over the previous day’s numbers.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, 1,002 new COVID-19 cases were found in the past 24 hours, an increase from 665 instances on Wednesday, 452 cases on Tuesday, and 301 cases on Monday.

On Thursday, it also reported that 339 more patients had recovered from the illness. There have been no other COVID-19-related fatalities reported.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the virus has killed a total of 2,154 persons in the UAE.

The statistics released on Wednesday are the highest since September 25, when the country recorded 321 positive cases.

The government did not say if any of the new instances were of the omicron variant.

Meanwhile, health officials in the UAE have reassured citizens that more than half of the country’s hospitals and ICU beds remain unoccupied, and COVID-19 bed occupancy is less than 3%, despite an increase in coronavirus infections.

The news was made during this week’s COVID-19 meeting, which was held on Tuesday by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).

“In light of the spike across infection rates in the country compared to prior weeks and months,” NCEMA stated in a statement, “we underline that the health and medical conditions in hospitals are stable.”

“The nation is monitoring variations and developing necessary measures to handle them while utilizing all available resources.”

  • alarabiya