Saudi Arabia registers 551 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths

Saudi Arabia registers 551 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths
The total number of deaths now stands at 4,458, the Saudi Press Agency reported. (File/AFP)
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Updated 20 September 2020

Saudi Arabia registers 551 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths

Saudi Arabia registers 551 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths
  • Tests have confirmed 551 new cases in the Kingdom, which means that 329,271 people have contracted the disease
  • 15,383 cases remain active, and 1,166 patients are in critical condition

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s daily coronavirus case numbers have fallen to a five-month low after 551 new cases were reported on Saturday.
The last time the Kingdom recorded numbers in the 500s was April 15, when 518 cases were reported.
Total confirmed cases in the Kingdom have reached 329,271.
There are 15,383 active cases in the Kingdom, 1,166 of which are in critical care units.
Of the cases, 58 percent are male and 42 percent female. In terms of age, 85 percent of Saturday’s cases are adults, 11 percent are children and 4 percent adults older than 65.

FASTFACTS

• Total confirmed cases in the Kingdom have reached 329,271.

• There are 15,383 active cases in the Kingdom, 1,166 of which are in critical care units.

On Saturday, 1,078 new recoveries were recorded in the Kingdom, raising total recoveries to 309,430. The Kingdom’s recovery rate stands at 93.9 percent.
There were 28 new deaths recorded on Saturday, raising the total number of deaths to 4,458.
As the Kingdom continues to contain the threat of the coronavirus, 43,032 new polymerase chain reaction tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of tests conducted in the Kingdom to over 6 million.