8 in 10 Covid-positives are unvaccinated: DHA

SourceKhaleej Times
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

Eight out of ten people who tested positive for Covid-19 were unvaccinated, a senior official with the Emirate’s health authority revealed late on Saturday. Dr Alawi Al Sheikh Ali, deputy director general of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said at least nine out of ten patients with Covid-19, who were hospitalised and admitted in the ICU, were unvaccinated. Dr Ali, during an interview with Dubai TV, stressed on the importance of taking the vaccine by stating that they reduce the risk of disease and hospitalisation.

“Studies have shown that the vast majority of Covid-19 infections are detected among those who did not receive the vaccine,” Dr Alawi said. Ongoing studies conducted in coordination with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Dubai Data Corporation of the Smart Dubai Department have proven the efficiency of vaccines and are compatible with global studies as well. Over 2.3 million people have received the vaccine in Dubai. Dr Alwai said...read more...