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COVID-19: Death rate in UAE among world’s lowest at 0.5%

The UAE has maintained a low number of deaths related to complications from acquiring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with a rate of only 0.5%, which is among the world’s lowest in terms of deaths per confirmed cases.

This percentage is comprised of 391 individuals who have died out of 75,098 confirmed cases.

Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the UAE Government, attributes this to the efforts and success achieved by the frontliners from the first day so far resulted in a unique achievement that made the Emirati model an honorable role model while addressing the pandemic.

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He also indicated that the significant increase in recoveries of over 2,000 people in one day is due to several reasons and factors, most notably the adoption of new advanced treatments and the country’s strategy aimed at enlarging the scope of testing, to detect infections as early as possible, enforce the necessary quarantine, and provide patients with the appropriate treatment.

Dr. Al Hammadi highlighted the necessity of everyone’s cooperation in reducing the spread of the virus as much as possible, noting that the efforts to develop a vaccine have reached advanced stages.

He then explained several factors that could reduce the spread of the virus, most notably wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and sanitizing hands, as well as taking regular vaccines for other viruses, such as the seasonal flu.

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A third factor involves taking care of public health, following a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food, exercising, and avoiding smoking, he added.

Al Hammadi advised people with chronic diseases to take their medicines to avoid any complications and urged people to look after the elderly and people with chronic diseases, as well as avoid visits unless completely necessary.

Staff Report

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