UAE announces 1,883 new COVID-19 cases, 1,956 recoveries, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 243,759 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment. As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,883 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 476,019.

According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced 4 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,520.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,956 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 460,841.

 

Source: Emirates News Agency

67,909 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in past 24 hours: MoHAP

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that 67,909 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 8,559,291 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 86.54 doses per 100 people.

The vaccination drive is in line with the Ministry’s plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.

 

Source: Emirates News Agency

100,080 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered during past 24 hours: MoHAP

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that 100,080 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 8,491,382 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 85.85 doses per 100 people.

This is in line with the Ministry’s plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the Covid19 virus.

 

Source: Emirates News Agency

SEHA Acting Group COO urges members of the community to vaccinate for herd immunity

ABU DHABI, The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has urged members of the community to vaccinate to achieve herd immunity, one of the most rapid and best ways to overcome the pandemic.

“We encourage everyone to vaccinate, so that we can achieve herd immunity,” said Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA.

“Although many members of the community have been vaccinated, they must still adhere to safety precautions of always wearing a protective face mask when outside of the household and practice social distancing,” she emphasised.

She also revealed that at the start of 2021, SEHA was heavily involved in the National Vaccination Programme and roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, in over 60 locations.

In an exclusive interview for the Emiartes News Agency, WAM, Dr. Marwan also disclosed that many of their upcoming plans centre around seeking further efficiency in their processes and procedures, and increasing the accessibility of their services, “to further elevate patient experiences and remain focused on patient centricity”.

“Moreover, we want to boost our adoption of technology across all units. We have several IT solutions in the pipeline designed to improve the patient journey, as well as the level and quality of services,” she added.

She said that Abu Dhabi has done a remarkable job in keeping the number of COVID-19 cases and the rate of infection very low, with SEHA playing a prominent role – “something which gives us immense pride”.

“From the onset, SEHA designated hospitals for coronavirus cases to ensure they are getting the right treatment and care, as we continue providing services to the community whilst adhering to safety measures,” Al Kaabi said.

The measures include mandatory temperature checks at the entrance of all our facilities, requiring protective face masks, spacing appointments to limit the number of patients in the waiting areas, and reducing waiting time at hospitals.

“We have also separated any patients who present flu-like symptoms, to deliver quick and safe checkups, and consultations,” he added.

Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi said that more and more members of the community are opting for telemedicine services, a service we introduced in March 2020. Since the launch, over half a million consultations have been completed to-date. “We also continue delivering medication to people’s homes to ensure limited footfall at facilities and pharmacies.”

She affirmed that the number of patient visits has temporarily dropped due to everyone being concerned about the safety of healthcare facilities, and some patients with serious conditions have also delayed or opted out of continuing treatment.

“SEHA has adopted strategies to ensure that all our hospitals are safe, whilst encouraging patients to visit facilities to get treated for any health issues. We also ensure that all non-COVID health issues are treated with the utmost care and safety within our facilities, without compromising on the quality of care delivered to patients.

“Since the start of the hospital safety campaign, we saw an increase in the number of patients coming back to the hospitals, especially in the outpatient clinics, and Emergency Department for non-COVID-19 medical requests,” she noted.

She advised the patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, or autoimmune diseases to continue seeking the counsel of their physicians, and clinical providers to avoid potential complications from medical conditions and diseases, that may perhaps be more harmful than COVID-19.

She said that delaying medical attention for a condition can increase the risk of infection or severity of symptoms if an infection does happen.

On adopting technological innovations or digital solutions like telemedicine, Dr. Marwan said that SEHA already has an existing robust Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, as well as the knowledge and expertise to deliver cutting-edge medical solutions.

Talking about the recent news of service line integration, expansion of departments lines in Tawam, and how these feed in to SEHA’s overall strategy in delivering healthcare? Dr. Marwan said it fits perfectly as part of SEHA’s future strategy. “We strive to provide our patients with optimum levels of care and introduce new specialties at their facility of choice.”

She noted, “SEHA has always prioritised and maintained the healthcare requisites of the UAE community. Ultimately, SEHA reinforced its position, not only as the largest healthcare provider in the UAE, but was also recognised on a global scale for its infrastructure, knowledge, response to the pandemic and expertise.”

Source: Emirates News Agency

‏UAE announces 1,874 new COVID-19 cases, 2,025 recoveries, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 167,309 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

‏In a statement on Monday, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

‏As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,874 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 457,071.

‏According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

‏MoHAP also announced five deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,486.

‏The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

‏MoHAP also noted that an additional 2,025 individuals had fully recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 440,731.

Source: Emirates News Agency

122,069 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in last 24 hours

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that 122,069 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 8,081,751 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 81.71 doses per 100 people.

The vaccination drive is in line with the Ministry’s plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.

Source: Emirates News Agency