DUBAI: The UAE on Thursday confirmed 3,014 new coronavirus infections, pushing active cases to 50,010 in the country.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention also said that 4 patients died as a result of COVID-19 complications.
An additional 1,067 individuals have recovered.
The country’s caseload stands at 816,945 known confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,204 deaths since the pandemic started.
The UAE has one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, at 233.98 doses administered per 100 people, with 23,141,751 vaccines provided so far.
Despite this, health authorities continue the call for residents to adhere to basic health and prevention protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks.
The World Health Organization earlier said new infections globally have increased by 20 percent over the past week, with nearly 19 million total reported cases, mostly attributed to the omicron variant.