More than 90 percent of Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 cases have recovered

More than 90 percent of Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 cases have recovered
Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that 93 percent of all COVID-19 patients in the Kingdom have recovered from the disease. (SPA)
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Updated 14 September 2020

More than 90 percent of Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 cases have recovered

More than 90 percent of Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 cases have recovered
  • 1,034 more people have recovered from the disease
  • A total of 4,268 people have died from the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease saw an 88 percent decrease on Sunday, since reaching their peak on June 16, with the number at nearly 5,000 according to Ministry of Health spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly.
The Kingdom recorded 601 cases on Sunday, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 325,651.
There are currently 18,513 active cases, 1,326 of whom are in critical care units.
“We noted a continued decrease in the number of patients in ICUs; there has been a 7.3 percent decrease in the number of admissions in a week’s time,” he said.
“As the number of confirmed cases continue to decrease, the number of recoveries has shown a significant increase as the Kingdom’s recovery rate is at 93 percent, with continued progress noted,” added Al-Aly.
The Kingdom recorded 1,034 new recoveries on Sunday, raising the total number of those recovered to 302,870. Twenty-eight new fatalities were reported, raising the number of COVID-19 deaths to 4,268 in the Kingdom.

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325,651 Total cases

302,870 Recoveries

4,268 Deaths

So far, 36,222 new polymerase chain reaction tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours, raising the number of tests to 5.72 million conducted in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s “Seha” app provided 1,032,348 online medical consultation services during 2020 as reported by the Saudi Press Agency.
The application aims to enable users to access visual medical advice via smartphones. The MoH seeks to invest in modern technologies to enhance communication by providing access to medical consultations from the ministry’s accredited doctors in all specialties.
The app is designed to enable audio-video communication. Users can log in to the app, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed. The specialist answers users’ inquiries and provides a consultation, and any necessary medical procedures.