Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry announced 36 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry announced 36 new cases of coronavirus
A man wearing a protective mask , precaution against COVID-19 coronavirus disease, exits a supermarket with merchandise in the centre of the Saudi capital Riyadh on March 15, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 19 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry announced 36 new cases of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry announced 36 new cases of coronavirus
  • Of the new cases, 17 people came from other countries including Morocco, Britain and Spain
  • The ministry said the total number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom has reached 274

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced 36 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. 

Of the new cases, 17 people came from other countries including Morocco, Britain, Spain, Iran, Pakistan, Kuwait, Iraq, India, the US and Egypt.

The other 19 cases were of people who had been in contact with previously announced cases of coronavirus.

The ministry said 21 of the cases were in Riyadh, four in Qatif, three in Makkah, three in Dammam, two in Al-Hufuf, and one in each of Jeddah, Dhahran and Mayhel Assir.

The ministry said the total number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom has reached 274.

Two cases had recovered on Thursday, raising the number of those who have recovered to eight. Two cases are in critical condition, while the rest are stable.