Saudi Arabia reports 6 more deaths as virus toll reaches 16

People in Jeddah observe social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. (SPA)
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Updated 02 April 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 6 more deaths as virus toll reaches 16

  • The ministry said that a total of 264 patients had recovered from the virus so far
  • The total number of cases in the Kingdom is now 1,720

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced six more deaths and 157 new infections on Wednesday as the death toll from the coronavirus reached 16.

The total number of cases in the Kingdom is now 1,720.

Of the new cases reported, 78 were recorded in Madinah, 55 in Makkah and the rest in Riyadh, Qatif, Jeddah, Hufof, Tabuk, Taif and Al-Henakiyah.
The ministry also said that a total of 264 patients had recovered from the virus so far.
The ministry repeated its call for all citizens and residents to adhere to the curfew and not to leave their houses unless there was an essential need to.
A spokesman for public security in the Kingdom said that it had received 37,000 email requests regarding transportation and humanitarian cases over the last two days, with most of the requests violating the coronavirus curfew. He said that 300 of them were approved due to exceptional circumstances.

King Salman received a phone call from Tunisian President Kais Saied on Wednesday, in which they discussed cooperation and coordination between the two countries to stop the spread of the coronavirus.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.