RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 14 new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 8,089.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,293 new cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 510,869 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 10,631 remain active and 1,403 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 316, followed by Makkah with 262, the Eastern Province with 219, Asir recorded 129, and Jazan confirmed 79 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,1453 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 492,149.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1293) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (14) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1453) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (492,149) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/Ux3ugw9TFT
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) July 19, 2021
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
Meanwhile, the education department in Jazan, in cooperation with the University Hospital at the University of Jazan, opened six vaccine centers to expand the campaign to inoculate children aged 12 to 18 with the first does of the vaccine before the start of the academic year.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened five mosques in two regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them after five people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,870 within 163 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 191 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 4.10 million.