JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia confirmed two new COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, raising the total number of fatalities to 9,088.
Saudi health authorities confirmed 90 cases in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 754,011 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the new infections, 25 were recorded in Jeddah, 17 in Madinah, 16 in Riyadh and 14 in Makkah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 10 new cases each. The Ministry of Health said that of the current cases, 45 people were in critical condition.
The ministry also announced that 133 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 741,673.
The ministry said that 3,250 COVID-19 cases were still active, adding that 9,608 PCR tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests to almost 42 million.
More than 64 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with almost 25 million people fully vaccinated.