Saudi Red Crescent launches coronavirus online awareness initiative

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Updated 20 March 2020

Saudi Red Crescent launches coronavirus online awareness initiative

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has launched a distance learning awareness initiative about coronavirus control and prevention.

More than 7,500 trainees have taken part in remote online training sessions organized by the authority aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

These included 2,800 SRCA members, more than 3,000 volunteers, 220 students, and 1,100 trainees from the education and health ministries and other sectors.

The SRCA’s head of training, Mohammed Al-Suwaih, said the authority had activated the technology as part of a series of awareness and training projects and preventive measures.

He added that the programs were targeted at all the authority’s employees in a bid to reduce their risks of virus infection.

Saudi Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said to date there had been 274 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Kingdom.


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.