JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia confirmed five new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 8,709.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 50 new cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 547,035 people have now contracted the disease. Of the total number of cases, 227 remain in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Jeddah with eight cases, followed by the capital Riyadh with six, and Buraidah, Khaybar and Taif confirmed two cases each.
The health ministry also announced that 53 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 536,079.
Over 41.8 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date through 587 centers.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register with the Sehhaty app to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
Municipalities in the Kingdom have shut down multiple commercial outlets as part of their efforts to monitor compliance with health and safety measures to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Eastern Province Municipality closed five facilities during 1,390 inspection tours carried out on Monday. Authorities also issued fines to 74 other businesses.
Jeddah Municipality closed 21 businesses and fined 25 others for violating measures during 3,327 monitoring rounds on Monday.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 233 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 4.77 million.