RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded seven new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,711.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 792 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 394,169 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 6,686 remain active and 846 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 363, followed by Makkah with 154, the Eastern Province with 112, Asir recorded 24 and Qassim confirmed 22 cases.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (792) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (7) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (467) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (380,772) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/YafeuihSjh
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) April 6, 2021
The ministry also announced that 467 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 380,772.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the jab, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs temporarily closed 15 mosques in six regions on Tuesday after some worshipers tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of mosques closed to 490 within 58 days, 461 of which have been reopened after being sterilized.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 132 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 2.86 million.