Saudi Arabia records 18 COVID-19 deaths, 1,175 new cases

Saudi Arabia said 1,262 patients recovered in past 24 hours

  
A health worker checks the temperature of a Muslim pilgrim heading to the Meeqaat to hold the intention of the Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 29, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

A health worker checks the temperature of a Muslim pilgrim heading to the Meeqaat to hold the intention of the Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 29, 2020. Saudi Ministry of Media/Handout via REUTERS

 
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 18 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,537.


The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,175 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 463,703 people have now contracted the disease.

Of the total number of cases, 10,112 remain active and 1,559 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Makkah with 376, followed by the capital Riyadh with 258, the Eastern Province with 179, Asir recorded 88, and Madinah confirmed 77 cases.

The health ministry also announced that 1,262 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 446,054.

The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened 11 mosques in four regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them after some people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,547 within 125 days.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 175 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.79 million.

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