JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have warned that health inspections will increase ahead of the reopening of restaurants, gyms and cinemas across the Kingdom on Sunday.
The Kingdom reported 382 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, increasing the total number of infections over the course of the pandemic to 379,474.
There are 2,650 active cases, 494 of which are in critical care — a decrease of 15 in the past day.
Around the Kingdom, 183 of the cases were reported in the Riyadh region, 89 in the Eastern Province and 43 in Makkah. Jazan and Najran both reported three cases each.
There were also 378 new recoveries, raising the total recovery count to 370,300. The Kingdom’s recovery rate now stands at 97.58 percent.
Saturday saw five new coronavirus-related deaths. The Kingdom’s death toll is now 6,524.
More than 13.9 million PCR tests have been conducted in the Kingdom, with 48,078 completed 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 outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those testing hubs are Taakad (make sure) centers and Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
Taakad centers provide testing for those who show no or mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual, while the Tetamman 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 also be made through the ministry’s Sehhaty app.