RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced five deaths from COVID-19 and 85 new infections on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 20 were recorded in Makkah, 19 in Riyadh, nine in Madinah, nine in the Eastern Province, five in Jazan, four in Najran, three in Asir, three in the Northern Borders region, two in Al-Jouf, two in Hail, two in Tabuk and one in Al-Baha.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 535,309 after 49 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 8,645 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.
Over 40.2 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.