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COVID-19: UAE reports 351 new cases, total now at 58,913 with one death

The Ministry of Health and Protection (MoHaP) recently conducted an additional 51,000 tests that led to the discovery of 351 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients to 58,913.

The ministry also reported one patient who has died due to complications from COVID-19, which brings the country’s total death toll to 344.

In addition, the UAE has reported over 554 fully recovered patients, with the total now at 52,182.

This brings the total number of active cases down from yesterday’s 6,591 to 6,387 as of July 26.

RELATED STORY: World’s first-ever phase III human trials for COVID-19 inactivated vaccine begins in UAE

The first WHO enlisted global clinical Phase III trial of Sinopharm CNBG’s inactivated vaccine to combat COVID-19 has started in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and has been inspired by the UAE Leadership’s vision and commitment to overcome the pandemic through a global collaborative effort.

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, was the first individual in the world to commence the trial of a Phase III inactivated vaccine for COVID-19. The Department’s Acting Undersecretary, Dr. Jamal Al Kaabi was the second volunteer to trial the vaccine showcasing the commitment of the UAE Government and the Health Authorities to find a cure for humanity’s biggest challenge of the 21st century.

The world’s first Phase III trial is the result of a cooperation partnership between Abu Dhabi based G42 Healthcare, currently at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in the UAE, and Sinopharm CNBG, the world’s sixth-largest vaccine manufacturer, ranked 169th on the Fortune Global 500 list of 2018.

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