RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 12 new COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,846.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,028 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 408,038 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 9,818 remain active and 1,145 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 431, followed by Makkah with 220, the Eastern Province with 157, and Madinah and Asir recorded 45 cases each.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1028) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (12) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (824) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (391,362) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/JsyfUHspOz
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) April 21, 2021
The ministry also announced that 824 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 391,362.
Over 7.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saudi Arabia to date, through more than 600 centers across the country.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 143 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.06 million.