JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 daily case count remains stable, with numbers remaining within the 1,000-1,400 case count for more than two months.
On Saturday the Ministry of Health (MoH) recorded 1,256 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 516,949 cases since the start of the pandemic.
With Saturday’s numbers, there are now 10,829 active cases, 1,385 of which are critical; a rise of 2 in the past 24 hours.
The region with the highest cases is Riyadh at 280, followed by Makkah with 244 and the Eastern Province at 170. The region with the lowest cases is Jouf with 6.
Cases that have recovered in the past day are at 1,115, bringing the total number of recoveries to 497,965.
516,949 Total cases
8,155 Deaths 10,829
The region with the highest recovery rate is Riyadh at 309, followed by the Eastern Province at 219 and Makkah at 210.
COVID-19 related deaths have reached 14, raising the national toll to 8,155.
As 89,482 PCR tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, more than 24.2 million vaccines have been administered at a rate of 69.4 doses per 100. A total of 69.2 percent of the Kingdom’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
With vaccine doses continuing to be administered at a high rate, the MoH has announced that the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine is now available nationwide to the 12-18 age group.