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.
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.