Saudi Arabia announces 16 more COVID-19 deaths

The total number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia has increased to 450,255

  
Men wearing protective face masks stand 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

Men wearing protective face masks stand 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: Saudi Arabia announced 16 deaths from COVID-19 and 1,269 new infections on Tuesday.


Of the new cases, 402 were recorded in Makkah, 262 in Riyadh, 186 in the Eastern Province, 105 in Asir, 79 in Madinah, 77 in Jazan, 31 in Najran, 27 in Al-Baha, 25 in Tabuk, 19 in Hail, 14 in the Northern Borders region and two in Al-Jouf.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 450,255 after 1,014 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 7,606 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Over 16 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.

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