RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 31 new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total in the Kingdom to 4,369 since the pandemic began.
The health ministry announced 621 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of cases recorded in the Kingdom to 327,551.
Of the new cases, 88 were reported in Makkah, 58 in Jeddah, 41 in Riyadh and Hufof recorded 37 cases.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (621) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس #كورونا الجديد (كوفيد19)، وتسجيل (31) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (982) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (306,004) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/2jdOpFovPy
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) September 16, 2020
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 306,004 after 982 more patients recovered from the virus.
17,178 cases remain active and 1,238 are in critical condition, the ministry added.
It also issued preventative measures to stay safe while eating out, including temperatures must be measured at entrances, no more than four people at each table, the use of disposable cutlery and payments must be made electronically.
The virus has affected almost 30 million people globally and killed around 940,000 since the outbreak was detected in January.