JEDDAH: The Saudi Interior Ministry once again urged the Kingdom’s residents to adhere to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) precautionary measures and to report violators, affirming that penalties remain in place.
The ministry receives reports on 999 in all regions of the Kingdom, and on 911 for Makkah and Riyadh.
The number to report violations in health facilities is 937, and 940 is for reports about restaurants and public places.
The Ministry of Health announced 374 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 347,656 in the Kingdom.
The ministry’s spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, said that there has been a noticeable acceleration in the increase of confirmed cases in one of the regions. He added that more strict measures will be applied to control and prevent its spread.
There are currently 771 cases in critical condition in the Kingdom, while 8,000 remain active, with patients receiving medical care.
In addition, 394 patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 334,236. The death toll has reached 5,420 with 18 new deaths reported.
The ministry has so far conducted 8.1 million polymerase chain reaction tests since the virus was first discovered in the country.