Close to 37 million Covid tests carried out in UAE.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday reported 2,304 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,428 recoveries and 5 deaths.
The new cases were detected through 248,372 additional tests.
More than 37.7 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.
#COVID19 UAE Stats | March 27, 2021
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The total number of cases in UAE as on March 27 are 453,069, while total recoveries stand at 436,463. The death toll rises to 1,477.
In a statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The UAE has conducted close to 27 million tests till date as part of the country’s massive screening programmes to combat the spread.
If you are planning to travel for holidays amid Covid, here is a list of quarantine-free destinations. Airlines based in the UAE are offering quarantine-free holiday packages starting from as low as Dh1,029.
Meanwhile, experts have advised that residents get vaccinated against Covid before undergoing elective surgeries.
A global study by COVIDSurg Collaborative found that a small percentage of patients developed Covid infection following an operation. Vaccination could potentially help avoid up to 60,000 post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to the study.