Saudi Arabia confirms 15 COVID-19 deaths, 1,251 new cases

The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 171 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.56 million. (File/SPA)
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 171 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.56 million. (File/SPA)
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Updated 01 June 2021

Saudi Arabia confirms 15 COVID-19 deaths, 1,251 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 15 COVID-19 deaths, 1,251 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 1,026 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • 16 mosques reopened in six regions after being sterilized after 16 people tested positive for coronavirus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 15 new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,377.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,251 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 451,687 people have now contracted the disease. 
Of the total number of cases, 9,871 remain active and 1,443 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Makkah with 367, followed by the capital Riyadh with 349, the Eastern Province with 148, Asir recorded 88, and Madinah confirmed 87 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,026 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 434,439.

The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened 16 mosques in six regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them after 16 people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,449 within 115 days.
The ministry said it carried out 22,626 inspection tours on mosques throughout the Kingdom during the past week and found 96 violations among employees and worshipers, “which were immediately addressed.”
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 171 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.56 million.