RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded six new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,534.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 351 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 380,182 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 2,616 remain active and 519 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 168, followed by the Eastern Province with 62, Makkah with 53, Qassim recorded 17 and Madinah confirmed 12 cases.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (351) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (6) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (418) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (371,032) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/7JX0wKd9d5
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) March 8, 2021
The ministry also announced that 418 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 371,032.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 117 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 2.59 million.