1 In 5 People In The UAE Have Been Tested For COVID-19


On Sunday, Dubai’s Health Authority announced 661 new cases and 386 recoveries.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections to 34,557 and the total number of recoveries to 17,932. The UAE COVID-19 death toll stands at 264.

Read the latest COVID-19 UAE updates here

The UAE is conducting nationwide testing and so far over 2 million tests have been carried out

The Times reported Dubai has had a ‘good pandemic’ with a lower number of deaths per million people that other western countries

The article noted the UAE’s contribution to medicine and science during this time

Notably, an Abu Dhabi team have created an affordable testing kit, and once approved (this is expected to take a couple of months) the kit could be used at malls and even in the home for fast and effective testing. Read more here.

And highlighted the extensive testing: 1 in 5 people in the UAE have had a COVID-19 test which is 3 times higher than any other country with a sizeable population

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