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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE is achieving many accomplishments in managing the COVID 19 pandemic, ranking first globally in several indicators, said Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the UAE Government at the media briefing on Tuesday during the updates from the UAE Government.
Reflecting the strong performance of the teamwork in various fronts through the positive indicators, the UAE ranked the 1st in the number of tests per capita during the months of July and August 2020 in the world, Hammadi said.
“August saw more than 2 million lab tests nationwide, the 8th highest in the world, with an average of 65,106 tests on daily basis, which equals 658.3 per each 100,000 people,” Al Hammadi said.
He also said that the total number of cases reduced by 21 per cent during the months of July and August, while the mortality rate decreased by 5.7 per cent between the months of July and August from 35 to 33 in the country.
The country further recorded 0.47 per cent positive cases representing 9,467 recoveries in relation to the number of tests conducted during August, ranking 8th worldwide, while July witnessed 0.81 per cent representing 11,977 recoveries out of over 1.4 million tests conducted within the same month, he confirmed.
“The figures and results recorded are the outcome of the commitment and awareness of our society and it is important to maintain this national gains,” Al Hammadi said.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Wednesday that it has conducted 174,016 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, which helped it detect 3,939 new coronavirus cases.
Ministry also announced the death of three people, who tested positive for COVID-19, due to complications.This brings the total death toll to 273.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 491 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 41,990.
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