Recoveries surge as Saudi Arabia sees 169 new coronavirus cases, six deaths

The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 364,440

  
Saudi medical staff give oral medication to the first batch of Muslims from international flights on their way to Umrah after authorities ease coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1, 2020.

Saudi medical staff give oral medication to the first batch of Muslims from international flights on their way to Umrah after authorities ease coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1, 2020.

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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Thursday 169 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 364,440.

The ministry announced six more deaths over the past 24 hours due to complications caused by COVID-19, taking the total number of virus-related fatalities to 6,310.

The ministry also reported 188 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 356,201, with the recovery rate rising to 97.73 percent.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of infections with 46 cases, followed by the Makkah region with 42 and the Eastern region with 33 cases while the Tabuk region recorded just 1 infection.

The remaining cases were detected in different other regions of the Kingdom.

With the recoveries surpassing new cases regularly, the active cases in Saudi Arabia have also dropped to 1,929 out of which 302 were critical cases.

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