Recoveries outpace new COVID-19 cases in Saudi that stay below 100-mark

The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 546,549

  
Saudis wear protective masks, walk at Abha High City, as the summer season kicks off with health precautions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in an effort to boost internal tourism after the pandemic in Abha, Saudi Arabia July 18, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

Saudis wear protective masks, walk at Abha High City, as the summer season kicks off with health precautions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in an effort to boost internal tourism after the pandemic in Abha, Saudi Arabia July 18, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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RIYADH New COVID-19 cases stayed below the 100-mark for the ninth consecutive day on Sunday with 70 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, 5 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 546,549 and the virus-related fatalities to 8,661.

According to the ministry, a total of 81 people recovered over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 535,531.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of new cases with 21, followed by the Makkah region with 19.

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 2,373 active cases and 361 of them were in critical condition.

 

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