Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,266 new cases as infections continue to rise


The United Arab Emirates reported another significant rise of 1,226 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 195,878, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

The new cases were detected after 140,051 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country, the ministry said.

Three people died due to complications caused by the virus, which brings the virus-related death toll in the UAE to 642.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries climbed to 171,451 after 1,611 people recovered from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Last week, the UAE began vaccinating citizens and residents with the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine who volunteer to receive the dosage.

Authorities released a list of all the locations where the public can receive the vaccine.

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