Saudi Arabia recoveries surpass COVID-19 cases for sixth day in a row

The total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 375,006

  
A Saudi woman gestures after she received the first dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 17, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

A Saudi woman gestures after she received the first dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 17, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Sunday recorded 315 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 375,006.

The ministry announced 4 more deaths over the past 24 hours from complications caused by COVID-19, taking the total number of virus-related fatalities to 6,461.

The ministry also reported 349 recoveries over the past 24 hours, surpassing the new cases for the sixth day in a row.

With the new recoveries, the total number of people free from the deadly virus reached 366,094.

The Riyadh region continued to record the highest number of infections with 177 cases, followed by the Eastern region with 57 and the Makkah region with 28 new infections.

The remaining cases were detected in different other regions of the Kingdom with eight of them reporting less than 10 infections.

With the slight drop in the number of new cases, the active cases in Saudi Arabia fell to 2,451 out of which 508 were critical.

 

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