Daily COVID-19 recoveries continue to outnumber new cases in Saudi Arabia
The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 356,691
A Muslim pilgrim prays, after casting stones at pillars symbolising Satan during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 1, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS
By Staff Writer, Saudi Gazette
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Friday 302 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 356,691.
Seventeen more patients died due to complications caused by the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 5,857.
The ministry also reported 407 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 345,622 with the recovery rate climbing to 96.89 percent.
Of the new cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number of cases with 70 followed by Jeddah with 28, Yanbu with 18, and Madinah with 17.
The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.
With the steady drop in the number of daily cases and the spike in recoveries, the active cases in the Kingdom also came down significantly with 5,212 reported on Friday, and out of the total, 698 were critical cases.
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