Saudi Arabia reports 32 new coronavirus deaths

A Saudi man walks with his wife along Tahlia street in the center of the capital Riyadh. (File photo: AFP)
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Updated 11 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new coronavirus deaths

  • There are currently 33,270 active cases, 1,824 of which are receiving critical care
  • KSA recorded 1,257 new cases today

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia reported 32 new coronavirus-related deaths on Monday, while the number of new cases in the Kingdom continues to fall.

Cities across the country have recorded fewer than 100 cases per day in past weeks. The Kingdom recorded 1,257 new cases today, with Riyadh reporting 88, Dammam 65 and Hofuf 63.

Of the new cases, 83 percent are adults, with 5 percent over 65. In case numbers, 12 percent are children, while males make up 55 percent of today’s confirmed cases.

The total number of recorded cases in Saudi Arabia so far is 289,947.

There are currently 33,270 active cases, 1,824 of which are receiving critical care.

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• The Kingdom recorded 1,257 new cases on Monday.

• The total number of recorded cases so far is 289,947.

• 1,439 more patients recovered from the disease.

There were 1,439 new recoveries in the Kingdom, increasing the total number of recoveries to 253,478.

Coronavirus tests have played an important role in detecting the disease and containing the outbreak in the Kingdom. Over the past 24 hours, 59,325 polymerase chain reaction tests were conducted, bringing the total number of tests to over 3.87 million.

The Saudi Ministry of Health’s awareness website covid19awareness.sa contains a frequently asked questions section in seven languages. The website also includes a coronavirus awareness guide detailing health precautions and the risks of ignoring official advice.

 


Saudi Arabia says escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is "worrying"

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Saudi Arabia says escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is "worrying"

  • Saudi Arabia calls on both sides to "cease fire and to seek peaceful solutions
  • GCC stressed the importance of taking the dispute to the negotiating table

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it was worried about the escalating situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan due to their dispute over the Nagrono-Karabakh region.

The Kingdom called on both sides to "cease fire and to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict," state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Naif Al-Hajraf said the council was anxious about he escalating tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Al-Hajraf stressed the importance of taking the dispute to the negotiating table, in a statement issued Monday.

He also called for halting the escalations to maintain regional and global stability.

Armenia’s parliament on Monday condemned what it said was a “full-scale military attack” by Azerbaijan on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The country’s parliament also denounced Turkey’s involvement in the crisis, saying the Turkish “ambitions” in the conflict could risk destabilizing the region.