Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 23 September 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: just 0.3 per cent of people tested in Abu Dhabi City have Covid-19

Figures for Al Ain and Al Dhafrah were also below 1 per cent

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A fraction of people now tested in Abu Dhabi are found to have Covid-19, new figures show.

In Abu Dhabi City, just 0.3 per cent of those recently screened had the virus, down from about 1 per cent in June.

The figure for Al Ain was 0.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent for Al Dhafra.

Below 1 per cent is regarded as a significant marker in tackling the outbreak.

The government released the figures on Tuesday as widespread testing continued on the emirate.

On Monday, officials said a door-to-door testing campaign would continue until the 'Covid-19 fight is won'

“We will continue and fight til the end, until we reach zero cases,” said Mansoor Al Qubaisi, an official from Seha, Abu Dhabi's public hospitals operator.

In Abu Dhabi city, the Mussaffah industrial district was subject to intensive testing. Police, paramedics and volunteers also went door-to-door in high density areas including Tourist Club, Khalidiyah, Al Najda, Al Zafaranah and parts of the Corniche.

The UAE reported 164 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its lowest daily total since April 1.

Officials confirmed a further 248 patients had beaten the virus as the recovery tally climbed to 54,863.

No patients died for the third consecutive day, as the death toll in the Emirates remained at 351.

The latest infections were identified after an additional 27,811 tests were carried out.

Updated: August 4, 2020 03:54 PM

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