Saudi Arabia announces 51 more deaths from COVID-19

Of the new cases, 296 were recorded in Riyadh, 249 in Hufof, 209 in Jeddah 246, 158 in Dammam and 139 in Taif

  
A security man checks the worshipers before they perform the Friday prayers inside the Al-Rajhi Mosque while practicing social distancing, after the announcement of the easing of lockdown measures amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A security man checks the worshipers before they perform the Friday prayers inside the Al-Rajhi Mosque while practicing social distancing, after the announcement of the easing of lockdown measures amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 51 more deaths from COVID-19 and 3,159 new confirmed cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 296 were recorded in Riyadh, 249 in Hufof, 209 in Jeddah 246, 158 in Dammam and 139 in Taif.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 163,026 after 1,930 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 2,151 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

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