Saudi Arabia confirms 14 COVID-19 deaths, 394 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 14 COVID-19 deaths, 394 new cases
A security man checks the worshipers before they perform the Friday prayers inside the Al-Rajhi Mosque while practicing social distancing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 12 November 2020

Saudi Arabia confirms 14 COVID-19 deaths, 394 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 14 COVID-19 deaths, 394 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 421 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 58

JEDDAH: The number of daily coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia fell below the 400-mark once again on Wednesday with 394 new infections.
Daily recovery figures in the Kingdom have been also on a steady rise. Out of a total of 351,849 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since the beginning of the outbreak in March, 338,708 people have completely recovered.
There were 14 new COVID-19-related deaths in the country, taking the total number of fatalities to 5,590.
Riyadh recorded the highest number of daily infections with 58 cases followed by Madinah with 44 and Makkah with 29.
The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.
According to the ministry, there were 7,557 active cases in the Kingdom, 786 of which were critical.
Meanwhile, 62,922 polymerase chain reaction tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
The ministry has urged those showing symptoms of coronavirus disease to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics to get tested for the virus.
About 235 Tetamman clinics are distributed in various cities across the Kingdom.
The centers provide a COVID-19 testing service after booking appointments via the Sehaty app.
However, patients can visit the centers without appointments if they suspect they are infected. Tetamman clinics receive those people who suffer from symptoms such as high temperature, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, or loss of sense of smell and taste.
The ministry has also designated health centers known as Takkad for people who show no to mild symptoms.