Saudi Arabia announces 17 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced 17 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday. (AFP/File Photo)
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Updated 14 March 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 new cases of coronavirus

  • Cases included 11 citizens who had traveled to countries including Iran, Italy and the UK

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced 17 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday.

These cases included 11 citizens who had traveled to countries including Iran, Italy and the UK.

Four other citizens and an American resident were infected after coming into contact with previously reported cases.

A French resident who had traveled to France via the UAE has also been infected, the ministry said.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 103, with two recoveries. 

Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s Embassy in the Philippines evacuated around 250 Saudi citizens from Manila airport on Saturday.


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.