New COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia stay below 100-mark

The total number of confirmed infections in Saudi Arabia is 546,251

  
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 New COVID-19 cases stayed below the 100-mark for the fifth straight day on Wednesday with 88 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours after continuing to slide in the last five weeks from the 500-mark.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, 7 more people died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 546,251 and the virus-related fatalities to 8,640.

According to the ministry, a total of 70 people recovered over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 535,260.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of new cases with 22, followed by the Makkah region with 18.

The remaining cases were detected in other regions of the Kingdom with 11 of them reporting less than 10 infections.

According to the ministry, there were 2,351 active cases and 449 of them were in critical condition.

 

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