RIYADH: The number of new COVID-19 cases registered in Saudi Arabia rose above the 1,000 mark on Wednesday with 1,029 cases being recorded.
Around a third of cases (341) were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 190 in Jeddah, 133 in Dammam, 48 in Makkah, and 41 in Madinah. Several other cities recorded less than 35 new cases each.
The Kingdom’s health ministry also announced three new COVID-19-related deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 9,163.
It added that 616 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic to 756,871.
More than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with over 25 million people fully vaccinated.