10k active virus cases in Saudi Arabia and decreasing

10k active virus cases in Saudi Arabia and decreasing
Saudi Arabia recorded 27 more deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 419 new cases of the disease on Saturday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 04 October 2020

10k active virus cases in Saudi Arabia and decreasing

10k active virus cases in Saudi Arabia and decreasing
  • Madinah recorded the highest number of recoveries with 107 cases

JEDDAH: For the 10th day in a row, Saudi Arabia has recorded new cases of COVID-19 well below the 500 mark, documenting 419 new cases on Saturday.

With the new recorded cases, the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has risen to 335,997 with 10,173 active cases, 954 of whom are patients in critical care units.

A total of 626 new recoveries was also recorded, raising the total number of recoveries to 320,974 with the Kingdom’s recovery rate steady at 95.5 percent.

Madinah recorded the highest number of recoveries with 107 cases, followed by Makkah with 95 and Yanbu with 65 recoveries.

A total of 27 new deaths were recorded on Saturday, raising the number of those who died due to COVID-19 complications to 4,850.

As Saudi Arabia continues to contain the threat of the coronavirus, 46,019 new polymerase chain reaction tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours, raising the number of tests conducted so far to 6.63 million.


Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
  • Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported.
Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families.
It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).