Single-day deaths fall to 10 as Saudi Arabia reports 234 COVID-19 cases, 357 recoveries

The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 358,336

  
Young Saudi women sit in a cafe 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.

Young Saudi women sit in a cafe 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.

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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Friday 234 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, marking a steady drop in single-day infections in the Kingdom.

The ministry also reported 10 more deaths in the past 24 hours, marking the lowest single-day virus-related fatalities in many months since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Kingdom.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 358,336 and the deaths to 5,940.

The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 348,238 with the recovery rate climbing to 97.18 percent.

Of the new cases, the Riyadh region recorded the highest number of cases with 70 followed by the Makkah region with 42, the Eastern region with 35, and the Madinah region with 27 cases.

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

With the steady drop in the number of daily cases and the spike in recoveries, the active cases in the Kingdom also came down significantly with 4,158 reported on Friday, and out of the total, 596 were critical cases.

 

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