Saudi Arabia announces rise of 38 in new COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced 38 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,567 new cases of the disease on Friday. (SPA)
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Updated 07 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces rise of 38 in new COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 248,948
  • A total of 3,093 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: The number of new deaths in Saudi Arabia from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday rose by 38.

The upturn took the overall death toll in the Kingdom to 3,093, and 1,567 new cases were reported, meaning 285,793 people in the country had now contracted the disease.

Ministry of Health officials said there were currently 33,752 active cases, with 1,892 patients in a critical condition. Of the newly recorded cases, 89 were in Riyadh, 79 in Makkah, and 58 in Jeddah.

The ministry also announced that 1,859 more patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 248,948.

In addition, 58,299 polymerase chain reaction tests had been conducted in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of checks carried out in the country to 3.69 million.


Saudi Arabia reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, 455 new cases

Updated 5 min 49 sec ago

Saudi Arabia reports 29 COVID-19 deaths, 455 new cases

  • 841 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24

RIYADH: Saudi health authorities announced 29 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, taking the Kingdom’s death toll from the virus to 4,712.
A total of 455 new cases were also announced, with 52 in Jeddah, 48 in Madinah, 35 in Makkah, 33 in the capital Riyadh and 32 in Hafouf, among the cities with the highest count. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has reached 333,648, with 11,090 active cases and 1,034 in critical condition. 
According to the health ministry, 841 patients have recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 317,846. 
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 33.14 million people globally and the death toll has reached 997,236.