JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia recorded 15 new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday. The death toll now stands at 5,840.
There were 322 new cases reported in the Kingdom, meaning 356,389 people have now contracted the disease. There are 5,334 active cases, 699 of them are in critical condition.
According to the Ministry of Health, 65 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, 29 in Jeddah and 24 in Makkah.
In addition, 428 more patients recovered from coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 345,215.
Jeddah Municipality has launched an awareness campaign titled “For Our Safety, We Commit” to highlight the importance of COVID-19 preventive measures and protocols for visitors to commercial establishments.
The three-month campaign will focus on the importance of precautionary measures and preventive protocols in commercial centers to limit the spread of coronavirus, Ayedh Ali Al-Zahrani, Jeddah’s deputy mayor for community service, said.
Saudi Arabia so far has conducted 9,453,444 PCR tests, with 51,831 carried out in the past 24 hours.
Saudi health clinics set up by the ministry as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the Kingdom since the start of the outbreak.
Among the testing hubs are Taakad (make sure) centers and Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
Taakad centers provide COVID-19 testing for those who show no or mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual, while Tettamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms, such as fever, loss of taste, and smell and breathing difficulties.
Appointments to either service can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app.