KSA reports increase in COVID-19 recovery rates

KSA reports increase in COVID-19  recovery rates
Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 27 November 2020

KSA reports increase in COVID-19 recovery rates

KSA reports increase in COVID-19  recovery rates
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: There has been a positive development in coronavirus recovery rates, deaths, critical and active cases for the fourth consecutive day, according to figures from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Friday.
The rate of recovery has increased to 96.89 percent, there is a decrease in active cases to 1.46 percent, while critical cases have dropped to 0.19 percent, and the death rate stands at 1.64 percent.
Saudi Arabia recorded 17 new COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, pushing the death toll to 5,857.
There were 302 new cases reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total number of cases to 356,691. There are 5,212 active cases and 698 are in critical condition.
According to the ministry, 70 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, there were 28 in Jeddah, and 14 were in Makkah.

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356,691 COVID-19 cases

345,622 Recoveries

5,857 Deaths

There have been 407 more patient recoveries, bringing the total number to 345,622.
Saudi Arabia has conducted more than 9.5 million PCR tests, with 51,949 carried out in the past 24 hours.
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 outbreak.


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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