JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday recorded one new COVID-19 death, with 92 people testing positive and 154 recoveries.
Of the new infections, 23 were recorded in Jeddah, 16 in Riyadh, 15 in Madinah and 14 in Makkah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 10 new cases each.
Saudi health authorities have registered more than 753,822 COVID-19 infections and 9,085 deaths since the pandemic broke out in the country in March 2020, after a citizen arrived from Iran via Bahrain.
More than 741,389 of these patients have recovered, thanks to the government’s free vaccination program, which has administered more than 64 million doses at 587 centers across the Kingdom.
The ministry announced that 3,348 COVID-19 cases were still active, adding that 11,738 PCR tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests to almost 42 million.