JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia continued its successful retreat in daily confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it surpassed the 95 percent recovery rate mark.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 461 new cases on Saturday, raising the number of infections to 332,790 cases so far, with 769 new recoveries, raising the total number of recoveries to 316,405.
The recovery rate is calculated by considering the total number of discharged patients against the total number of COVID-19 positive patients recovering.
Of Saturday’s confirmed cases, 62 percent were male. Adults made up 84 percent of cases, children 11 percent and seniors 5 percent.
The Kingdom maintained its 30-40 average daily death count with 30 new deaths on Saturday, raising the total death toll to 4,655 deaths.
Saudi Arabia is recording 133 deaths per million according to worldmeters.info, a reference website that provides global COVID-19 statistics, ranking it 55th worldwide.
There are currently 11,730 active cases in the Kingdom, 1,035 of which are critical. So far, 38,528 new polymerase chain reaction tests have been conducted in the Kingdom over the past 24-hours, raising the total number of tests to 6.31 million.
New updated features were added to Saudi Arabia’s Tawakkalna app, with five new services that aim to contribute to meeting the needs of users. The new update includes a comprehensive database with basic user information, in addition to data on driving licenses, passports, traffic violations.
The updated version also includes educational services where parents can access information about their children’s educational status, and Madrasati platform information, with users also able to check on dependents and sponsors.
Users can now book a COVID-19 test, cancel test appointments and view their test results and those of their dependents.
They can also be notified of government document expiration dates, and receive alerts and reminders about personal documents in addition to general national alerts.
Tawakkalna, an app developed by the National Information Center and launched last April, has surpassed 7 million users in the past four months since its launch in April.