UAE Reports ‘Limited’ Cases of New Coronavirus Strain

The United Arab Emirates said it registered a “limited” number of cases of the new Covid-19 strain and reported 1,506 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, among the highest daily infections since the start of the outbreak.

The country has one of the highest testing rates relative to population.

The reported cases of the new virus strain were detected in travelers from abroad, according to the official Twitter account of the government, which didn’t specify the exact number. Abu Dhabi and Dubai, sheikhdoms within the UAE, have lifted several Covid-related restrictions and reopened their doors to tourism to try to recover from the pandemic’s impact.

Here’s a breakdown of the highest number of daily cases:

InfectionsDateTests
1,578Oct. 22114,483
1,563Oct. 23120,351
1,538Oct. 21105,740
1,538Oct. 17130,567
1,506Dec. 29153,157

The Gulf nation has started inoculating the public with vaccines developed by Sinopharm unit China National Biotec Group as well as Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s shot.

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