Nearly 100 percent of UAE residents are vaccinated

According to state-run health sector reports, the UAE has the most people with the Covid-19 vaccine who have received at least one dose, placing it on top of the latest rankings.

The official spokesperson of the UAE health sector, Dr Farida Al Hosani, cited the site Our World in Data to claim that 91% of UAE citizens have received a jab.

Dr Al Hosani said during the weekly Covid-19 briefing that at least 80.38 percent of the country’s population has taken both doses of the vaccine, putting UAE second in the world.

In Portugal, 81.2% of the population are fully immunized, closely followed by the UAE. Covid-19 has been administered to more than 87 percent of Portugal’s population.

According to Our World in Data, the UAE ranks third in the world in terms of the number of Coronavirus tests per 1,000 people among countries with a population of more than one million. In addition to these numbers, tests have been done between September 1 and September 12, said Dr Hosani.

It is the lowest percentage of infections in a year as at August 2020, which is 60 percent lower than August 2020.

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