Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Update Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths
People arrive at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center to receive a dose of vaccine against COVID-19. (File/AFP)
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Updated 24 January 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 357,728
  • A total of 6,350 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: The number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia fell on Saturday to fewer than 200. The latest figure brought the overall number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 366,184. Of Saturday’s figure, 78 were recorded in the Riyadh region, 43 in the Eastern Province, 36 in Makkah and 10 in Madinah.
No cases were reported in the Northern Borders region.
There are currently 2,107 active cases in the Kingdom, including 329 in critical care.
Four COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Saturday, raising the total number to 6,350.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 357,728 after 203 more patients recovered from the virus. The Kingdom’s recovery rate is holding steady at 97.7 percent.
Among the Kingdom’s cities, Riyadh had the highest number of recoveries on Saturday with 56, followed by Jeddah with 24, Makkah with 13 and Dammam with 10. More than 11.9 million PCR tests have been conducted in the Kingdom since the beginning of the pandemic as part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and identify cases early. A total of 33,875 tests have been analyzed in the past 24 hours.