COVID-19 cases in Saudi stay below the 100-mark for two straight weeks

The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 546,843

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A security man checks the temperature of a worker as they work on raising the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, before the annual pilgrimage season, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 22, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Image used for illustrative purpose. A security man checks the temperature of a worker as they work on raising the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, before the annual pilgrimage season, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 22, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

RIYADH New COVID-19 cases stayed below the 100-mark for two straight weeks on Friday with 51 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours after continuing to slide in the last five weeks from the 500-mark

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, 4 more people died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 546,843 and the virus-related fatalities to 8,688.

According to the ministry, a total of 59 people recovered over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 535,842.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of new cases with 14, followed by the Makkah region with 12.

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

According to the ministry, there were 2,313 active cases and 271 of them were in critical condition.

 

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