Saudi Arabia confirms 9 COVID-19 deaths, 104 new cases

Travelers wearing protective face masks walk at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (File/Reuters)
Travelers wearing protective face masks walk at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 05 January 2021

Saudi Arabia confirms 9 COVID-19 deaths, 104 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 9 COVID-19 deaths, 104 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 146 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 47

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded nine new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,265.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 104 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 363,259 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 2,239 remain active and 364 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 47, followed by Makkah with 24, the Eastern Province with 13, Madinah and the Northern Borders Province confirmed four cases each.
The ministry also announced that 146 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 354,755.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 85.7 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.85 million.