RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (234) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس #كورونا الجديد (كوفيد19)، وتسجيل (10) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (357) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (348,238) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/SIeZJLBQjG
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) December 4, 2020
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.