Mortality rate in UAE from COVID-19 increased by 0.1%

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Dubai: In past week there was 6,643 positive cases been detected out of nearly half a million tests, whici is equivalent to 1% announced Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in a breifing on Tuesday.

According to Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the UAE Government, who was speaking at the media briefing today, male accounted to 62 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases in the past seven days while female account 38 per cent. Additionally, 58 per cent of the detected cases belong to people aged from 25 to 44. Al Hammadi added that the UAE’s COVID-19 mortality rate has risen from 0.1 per cent to 0.3 per cent, which is still less than 1 per cent, while the death rate in some countries of the world reached 8 per cent.

In the breifing a close contact was defined as the person who has been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case for a minimum of 15 minutes and a proximity of less than 2 meters. And specifically took place two days before the symptoms appeared on the infected person, and in the absence of symptoms on the infected person.

During today’s briefing, Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesman for the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, announced that more than 24,894 violations to COVID-10 precautionary measures have been recorded in the UAE, with the Emirate of Dubai reporting the highest COVID-19 violations followed by Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah.

He said that most of the violations were committed by residents of Asian nationalities who accounted for 81 per cent of these violations while the rest 19 per cent were committed by Arabs.

“Failing to wear the face masks was the most detected violation followed by non-compliance with the number of passengers allowed on a single vehicle, failure to adhere to physical distancing and precautionary measures and finally the random gatherings,” Al Dhaheri added.

Al Dhaheri also announced that the UAE has decided to resume sporting activities across the UAE but under certain conditions and controls that guarantee limiting the spread of COVID-19

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