COVID-19 recoveries surge as Saudi Arabia sees continued drop in new cases

The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 427,370

  
Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfect the floor as Muslim pilgrims pray inside Namira Mosque in Arafat to mark Haj's most important day, Day of Arafat, during their Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 30, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfect the floor as Muslim pilgrims pray inside Namira Mosque in Arafat to mark Haj's most important day, Day of Arafat, during their Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 30, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

JEDDAH Single-day COVID-19 cases continued to remain below the 1,000-mark for the third consecutive day on Monday, with 986 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry announced 13 more deaths over the past 24 hours due to complications caused by the deadly virus.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 427,370 and the virus-related fatalities to 7,085.

The ministry also reported 1,076 recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 410,816.

The Riyadh region recorded the highest number of new cases with 339 followed by the Makkah region with 283 and the Eastern region with 131 infections. The remaining cases were detected in other regions of the Kingdom.

According to the ministry, there were 9,469 active cases and 1,341 of them were in critical condition.

 

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