Virus recoveries in Saudi Arabia continue to outpace infections

 Virus recoveries in Saudi Arabia continue to outpace infections
Saudi Arabia announced 14 deaths from COVID-19 and 326 new infections on Wednesday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 26 November 2020

Virus recoveries in Saudi Arabia continue to outpace infections

 Virus recoveries in Saudi Arabia continue to outpace infections
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 344,787
  • A total of 5,825 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia recorded a slight increase in the number of new coronavirus infections with 326 cases on Wednesday.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom since the beginning of the pandemic has now risen to 356,067.
According to the Health Ministry, 14 more patients died due to complications caused by the virus bringing the death toll to 5,825.
The ministry also reported 476 new recoveries over the past 24 hours. The total number of people who have recovered from the disease has reached 344,787.
Of the new cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number of cases with 61 followed by Makkah with 27, Madinah with 26, and Jeddah with 17.
The remaining cases were reported from different cities of the Kingdom.
According to the ministry, there were 5,455 active cases, of which 724 were critical.


Saudi Arabia advances in global COVID-19 research ranking

Saudi Arabia advances in global COVID-19 research ranking
Education Minister Hamad Al-Sheikh. (SPA)
Updated 25 January 2021

Saudi Arabia advances in global COVID-19 research ranking

Saudi Arabia advances in global COVID-19 research ranking
  • Saudi Arabia continues to be ranked first in the Arab World and 12th among the G20 member states

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has been ranked 14th internationally for its COVID-19 university research, rising from its previous 17th ranking, according to the database of the Web of Science.

The Kingdom continues to be ranked first in the Arab World and 12th among the G20 member states.

Education Minister Hamad Al-Sheikh thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for education, for attaching great importance to research and innovation, and for supporting scientists and researchers in Saudi universities to become globally competitive.

He said that this achievement was a continuation of the efforts of the Kingdom in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This reflected the Kingdom’s capabilities when it came to managing crises.

Al-Sheikh said that Saudi universities had published 84 percent of the Kingdom’s COVID-19 research, and that the Kingdom had published 915 scientific papers by local scientists since the outbreak of the pandemic.

He thanked Saudi universities that contributed to publishing the research papers as well as the faculty members and researchers who were serving their community.

Al-Sheikh said that this achievement reflected the Ministry of Education’s keenness to organize events that enhanced the participation of Saudi universities, research centers, researchers and academics in supporting scientific research during the pandemic.

This was in addition to coordinating the efforts of universities through specialized workshops to improve the efficiency of research and its contribution to fighting COVID-19, discussing ways to prevent and treat the disease, and investing in the research capabilities of the staff of universities and research centers by finding scientific solutions that contributed to addressing the pandemic.

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