UAE: Beta and Delta Variants Account for Bulk Infections

  • Publish date: Monday، 28 June 2021
UAE: Beta and Delta Variants Account for Bulk Infections
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Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the UAE health sector's spokesperson said the most common strain found in the UAE is Beta (39.2%), followed by Delta (33.9%) and Alpha (11.3%). However, Beta and Delta account for the bulk of COVID-19 infections in the UAE.

The figures were revealed during the latest government media briefing on Sunday.

Unvaccinated individuals accounted for 94% of the deaths and 89% of cases requiring hospitalization.

71% of the UAE's total population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, with the figure representing 91.8% of the eligible groups.

Dr. Al Hosani explained that of those people infected with COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals stood at 84% , while those who are vaccinated make up only 16%.

She also urged travellers to avoid crowded places, wear masks and maintain physical distancing, irrespective of the protocols being applied in those countries.