UAE Cases Drop 22% From Late January Peak, Lagging UK and Israel
Coronavirus infections in the United Arab Emirates have fallen by more than a fifth from a late January peak, a slower rate of decline than in Israel and the United Kingdom.
Based on a seven-day average, new cases have dropped by more than 80% in the UK and halved in Israel since peaking in early January. Both countries had reintroduced strict lockdowns amid a fresh surge in infections and have since rolled out speedy inoculation programs.
The UAE also has one of the world’s fastest vaccination campaigns, having administered 56 doses per 100 people. Cases started rising again at the end of last year and peaked in late January, according to the seven-day average. While the spike led to some restrictions being reintroduced, the UAE has so far steered clear of another full lockdown.
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