Breast cancer campaign launched in Taif

Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 October 2018

Breast cancer campaign launched in Taif

JEDDAH: Saad Al-Maimouni, the governor of Taif, recently launched the province’s contribution to the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. He was joined by Saleh Al-Moans, the director of health affairs in Taif, and the directors of a number of local government agencies.

The campaign aims to raise awareness in the community, especially among women, of the need for regular screening for breast cancer, and of the seriousness of the disease. 

Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease, and can best be achieved by through regular self-checks, examinations by a doctor and mammograms. 


Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

Updated 13 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

  • The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop
  • There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Monday reported its lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in two weeks, with 20 people dying from the virus in the past 24 hours.

The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop from highs a fortnight ago, with 2,852 new infections reported on Monday.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia reached 235,111 and the death toll across the country stands at 2,243.

The number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 169,842 after another 2,704 people recovered from the virus.

Among the new confirmed cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number, with 258 infections in one day. Jeddah reported 235 new infections, while Al-Hafouf detected 203 new infections.

On Sunday, the Saudi health ministry said the rate of critical COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom was stabilizing and had decreased over the past two weeks as the country continued to see a decline in new cases.

There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units.