Saudi Arabia records 37 new coronavirus deaths, 607 cases

People walk near a banner with an instruction on personnel hygiene, following the outbreak of coronavirus, at a street in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The banner reads: “Wash hands with soap and water.” (File/Reuters)
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Updated 15 September 2020

Saudi Arabia records 37 new coronavirus deaths, 607 cases

  • The ministry said 1,060 cases have recovered from COVID-19

JEDDAH: The number of deaths in Saudi Arabia resulting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has risen again, after a week of lower figures.
An additional 37 fatalities were reported on Monday, which is in the mid-range for death figures. Last week, the number of deaths each day was in the mid-20s. The total number of deaths in the Kingdom now stands at 4,305.
A further 607 confirmed cases were identified, raising the total in the country to 326,258. Makkah had the highest number of new cases at 73, with 65 reported in Jeddah, 46 in Hofuf, 42 in Riyadh, and 38 in Madinah.
There are 18,023 active cases and 1,293 patients are being treated in critical care units. A further 1,060 recoveries were recorded on Sunday, raising the total number to 303,930, and the recovery rate in the Kingdom now stands at 93.1 percent. The location with the highest number of recoveries was Makkah, with 313, followed by Madinah with 64, and Riyadh with 61. An additional 44,025 polymerase chain reaction tests were carried out, raising the total number of coronavirus tests conducted in Saudi Arabia to more than 5.76 million.

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An additional 37 fatalities were reported on Monday, which is in the mid-range for death figures.

In a message posted on Twitter, the Saudi Health Ministry advised people to seek medical attention at specialist Tatamman clinics as soon as they notice any possible symptoms of COVID-19.
The ministry also urged older people, who are particularly vulnerable to the more severe effects of the virus, to take precautionary measures to ensure they remain as safe as possible if they have to leave their homes for unavoidable reasons.

These include traveling with a companion and packing an additional cloth face mask, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and any medicine they need to take regularly, and not to share any items with other people.


Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.