500 new cases of breast cancer reported annually in Saudi Arabia

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center treats more than 500 new breast cancer cases every year. (SPA)
Updated 07 November 2018

500 new cases of breast cancer reported annually in Saudi Arabia

  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center treats more than 500 new breast cancer patients every year

JEDDAH: Princess Haifa Al-Faisal, founder and chairwoman of the Zahra Breast Cancer Association, stressed the importance of raising awareness and preventative knowledge to reduce breast cancer risks.
Princess Haifa was speaking during the opening ceremony of the first international conference on “Advances in Breast Cancer Research: Towards Precision Therapy,” organized by King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) in Riyadh.
The chief executive officer of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Dr. Majid Al-Fayadh, said that the hospital treats more than 500 new breast cancer cases every year.


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.