The UAE leads the way with global testing for Covid-19
The UAE leads the way with global testing for Covid-19

UAE tops global ranking for Covid-19 testing

Once more, the UAE is leading the way when it comes to the current pandemic and has carried out the highest number of Covid-19 tests per person in the world.

The figures cover July and August 2020 when the UAE was ranked first for the number of Covid-19 tests carried out per capita. More than two million tests were carried out in August, the eighth-highest number in the world.

Just 0.47% of tests carried out in July and August were positive. During that period, the mortality rate was 5.7%.

The figures were announced at the UAE’s weekly Covid-19 press conference.

New saliva test

The UAE has also announced it’s ready to roll out its new saliva tests. The previous tests used nasal swabs or blood and were quite invasive. But the saliva tests are much easier to use and have the same success rate.

You can now keep up to date with the latest Covid-19 news in the UAE with The Supreme Council for National Security real-time website. The stats are updated in real-time and include active cases, the number of recovered patients and more.

Keep up to date with the latest news from across the region with our DubaiLAD page here.