Saudi Arabia COVID-19 death toll increases by 31, over 1,400 more cases recorded

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Saudi Arabia announced 31 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,413 new cases of the disease on Saturday. (SPA)
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Updated 16 August 2020

Saudi Arabia COVID-19 death toll increases by 31, over 1,400 more cases recorded

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 264,487
  • A total of 3,369 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus-related death rate has remained steadily in the mid-30s for two weeks, with the announcement of 31 new deaths on Saturday.
This raises the death toll in the Kingdom to 3,369.
In the Kingdom, 1,413 new cases were reported on Saturday, raising the total number of cases to 297,315.
Khamis Mushait recorded the highest number of infections in the Kingdom with 76 new cases, while Dammam reported 68 cases and Makkah 65.
The gap between the total number of cases and recoveries is closing quickly as 1,528 new recoveries were also recorded on Sunday, raising total recoveries to 264,487. The current recovery rate in Saudi Arabia is 88.9 percent.

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• 1,413 new cases were reported on Saturday, raising the total number of cases to 297,315.

• There are 29,459 active cases of the disease in the Kingdom, 1,766 of which are in critical care units.

There are 29,459 active cases of the disease in the Kingdom, 1,766 of which are in critical care units.
As the Ministry of Health detects early cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in cities, 63,872 polymerase chain reaction tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, raising the number of tests conducted in the Kingdom to over 4.2 million.
Meanwhile, the ministry has announced that intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity in Riyadh region hospitals has increased by 43 percent as part of ministry efforts to upgrade health services in the region.
This move fulfills part of the ministry’s plan to add about 3,500 ICU beds within 90 days in hospitals throughout the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia announces 26 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 01 October 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 26 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 319,746
  • A total of 4,794 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from the coronavirus and 492 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 55 were recorded in Madinah, 39 in Jeddah, 39 in Makkah, 27 in Dhahran, 26 in Riyadh and 26 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 319,746 after 592 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,794 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.