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.

FASTFACTS

• 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 gives rental relief to municipal space investors

Updated 16 min 16 sec ago

Saudi Arabia gives rental relief to municipal space investors

  • The decision will help over 50,000 facilities deal with the economic effects of coronavirus
  • Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail thanked the two leaders

DUBAI: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have approved a plan to exempt investors in municipal spaces about 25 percent of rental fees, state news agency SPA has reported.
The decision will help over 50,000 facilities deal with the economic effects of coronavirus by relieving them off payments amounting to over $151.9 million, the report added.
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail thanked the two leaders.
“I extend my sincere gratitude for the Custodian of the Holy Mosques for issuing the generous approval to exempt investors with municipalities by 25% of the rent of municipal real estate this year to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which contributes to creating an attractive investment environment with the municipalities,” he tweeted.

Saudi Arabia announced a further drop of daily coronavirus cases on Sunday, as the number of total infections grew by 403 to 317,005.