Saudi Arabia reassures priority groups on COVID-19 vaccines
Saudi health ministry reassured those over 60 and priority groups that they will continue to receive the second vaccine doses
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By Staff Writer, Arab News
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said that second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be rescheduled for the general public according to the availability of supplies.
The MOH reassured those over 60 and priority groups that they will continue to receive the second vaccine doses.
On Saturday, the MOH announced 1,153 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases to 473,112, and 1,145 recoveries, bringing the total to 454,404. The death tally is now 7,663, with 13 new COVID-19 associated deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
The Kingdom’s recovery rate is holding steady at 96 percent.
Makkah reported 335 cases, Riyadh 266, the Eastern Province 148 and Asir 119. Jouf reported only 4 cases.
The number of active cases continues to rise despite the high recovery rate, and stands at 11,045. No new cases were admitted to intensive care, which leaves 1,496 still in critical care.
77,831 new PCR tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours and more than 16.5 million doses of the vaccine administered so far.
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