It’s the first time that the infection rate has passed the 1,000 mark in the UAE since the pandemic started.
As well as 1,007 new cases, there were 522 recoveries and one reported death.
The previous peak of 994 cases was recorded on May 22, over 100 days ago.
According to Dr Farida Al Hosani, a spokeswoman for the UAE health sector, there has been a five-fold increase in infection rates since August 10. And they said that ‘88% of the cases’ were due to gatherings and people breaking quarantine protocol.
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