Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 recoveries exceed 260,000

Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 recoveries exceed 260,000
Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday. (SPA)
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Updated 15 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 recoveries exceed 260,000

Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 recoveries exceed 260,000
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Health announced on Friday that the total number of recoveries from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has reached 262,959, with 2,566 patients recovering in the last 24 hours.
In Jeddah, the ministry’s “Taakad” (make sure) drive-through centers have tested 311,302 people since it was launched in June. The centers are dedicated for individuals showing no or mild symptoms, and those who suspect they have come into contact with an infected person.
Taakad services are also available in some health centers, and will soon be available in all regions around the Kingdom.

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The total number of coronavirus cases in KSA reached 295,902.

Meanwhile, the Kingdom reported 35 new COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, raising the total to 3,338. There were 1,383 new cases reported in Saudi Arabia, meaning 295,902 people have now contracted the disease. There are 29,605 active cases, 1,782 of them are in critical condition.
According to the ministry, 81 of the newly recorded cases were in Makkah, while Jeddah recorded 69 and Riyadh 63.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 4,138,204 tests, with 66,347 carried out in the last 24 hours.

 


Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program. (SPA)
Updated 24 January 2021

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities
  • The holy city gained World Health Organization accreditation after meeting all global standards

JEDDAH: The Saudi city of Madinah has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the world’s healthiest cities.
The holy city gained the accreditation after a visiting WHO team said that it met all the global standards required to be a healthy city.
Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program.
A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.
The city’s integrated program included a strategic partnership with Taibah University to record government requirements on an electronic platform for the organization’s review.
The WHO also recommended that the university provide training to other national city agencies interested in taking part in the healthy cities program.

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• Madinah is believed to be the first city with a population of more than 2 million to be recognized under the organization’s healthy cities program.

• A total of 22 government, community, charity and volunteer agencies helped prepare for the WHO accreditation.

A committee chaired by the university’s president, Dr. Abdul Aziz Assarani, supervised 100 members representing the 22 government, civil, charity and volunteer agencies.
Criteria included meeting goals set by the Madinah Region Strategy Project and the launch of a “Humanizing Cities” program.
According to WHO, “a healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.”