Saudi Arabia’s daily virus cases dip below 400 daily count

Saudi Arabia recorded 21 more deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 359 new cases of the disease on Saturday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 18 October 2020

Saudi Arabia’s daily virus cases dip below 400 daily count

  • Health Ministry reports 370 new recoveries, 21 deaths
  • A total of 5,165 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia recorded 359 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday, raising the total number of those infected to 341,854 cases in the Kingdom.
There are currently 8,524 active cases, a number that is constantly decreasing, 829 of which are in critical care.
Madinah recorded the highest case count at 55 cases, while Riyadh had 25 and Makkah 23.
The Kingdom saw a significant decrease in its daily death rate, with 21 deaths on Saturday, increasing the total mortality figure to 5,165. In turn, 370 new recoveries were recorded in Saudi Arabia, raising the total number of recoveries to 328,165. The Kingdom’s recovery rate is at 95.9 percent. Riyadh has seen 55,014 recoveries in total, followed by Jeddah with 32,471 and Makkah with 32,293.

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341,854 Total cases

328,165 Recoveries

Saudi Arabia’s continued effort to monitor, record and detect COVID-19 infections early through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, has seen 47,926 new PCR tests conducted in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of PCR tests conducted in the Kingdom to 7.3 million.
The Ministry of Health reiterated its call for the public to continue taking safety precautions against infection seriously, and reminded people to take further precautions for the upcoming influenza season, including taking the flu vaccine available in October.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

Updated 29 November 2020

Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.