RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 14 new COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,309.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,183 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 445,963 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 10,152 remain active and 1,353 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 342, followed by Makkah with 317, the Eastern Province with 160, Madinah recorded 77 and Asir confirmed 63 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,040 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 428,502.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1183) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (14) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1040) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (428,502) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/ArVJETF5hx
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) May 27, 2021
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
It also stressed the need to adhere to precautionary measures during the summer holiday and travel period, to limit the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened 17 mosques in seven regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them because 17 people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,388 within 110 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 169 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.51 million.