In a media briefing on Tuesday, UAE authorities said that UAE had ranked first globally in the number of COVID-19 tests conducted per 100,000 of the resident population. UAE conducted 2,018,274 tests in August to detect new coronavirus cases.
The UAE also ranked highest in number of tests daily (per 100,000 people) in July at an average of 47,857 coronavirus tests daily which translates to 483.9 tests a day per 100,000 people in the country. This was the highest in the world.
Dr Omar Al Hammadi, spokesperson for the UAE government, revealed these statistics on Tuesday adding that August surpassed July by 36 per cent in terms of number of coronavirus tests. More than 2 million tests in August also saw UAE at the eight position globally in total number of tests conducted by any country in a month.