Saudi ministry reports 168 coronavirus cases as daily infections continue to drop

he new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 359,583

  
People wearing protective masks are seen in the street, after the government lifted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia July 5, 2020.

People wearing protective masks are seen in the street, after the government lifted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia July 5, 2020.

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RIYADH: The Saudi Health ministry reported 168 new coronavirus cases on Friday as the numbers of daily infections continue to drop in the kingdom.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 359,583, including 3,452 active cases undergoing treatment.

Of these, there are 526 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.

Meanwhile, an additional 236 individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 350,108, a 97 percent recovery rate.

The death toll from the virus across the Kingdom stands at 6,023 after 11 new fatalities have been reported, the ministry said.

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