Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 1,687 new corona cases and 9 deaths

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 1,687 new corona cases and 9 deaths

The gradual increase in the number of daily coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia continued on Wednesday with the ministry of health reporting 1,687 new infections and 9 new deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 31,938 and the virus-related death toll to 209.

The Kingdom has recorded 1,352 recoveries, bringing the number of total recovered cases to 6,783.

1,687 new coronavirus cases by location:

Jeddah: 312
Makkah: 308
Madinah: 292
Taif: 163
Riyadh: 149
Jubail: 93
Dammam: 84
Hufof: 53
Al-Khobar: 30
Tabuk: 28
Sabya: 22
Yanbu: 21
Qunfuthah: 18
Diriyah: 16
Baish: 12
Al Majardah: 11
Umluj: 9
Khamis Mushait:7
Dhurma: 5
Nahayel:4
Dhahran: 4
Al Kharj: 4

Al Jafr: 3
Qattif: 3
Qaryat Al-Ulya: 3
Buraidah: 3
Al Mithnab: 3
Sabt Alalaya: 3
Qia: 3
Dheba: 3
Rafha: 3
Bishah: 2
Al Lith: 2
Adhum: 2
Al Khafji: 1
Salwa: 1
Al Badaea: 1
Wadi Al Fara: 1
Maisan: 1
Al-Kamil: 1
Al-Ghazala: 1
Ar’ar: 1
Layla: 1

“Comprehensive testing is entering a new phase, self-evaluation. Around 1 million people self-evaluated themselves, this contributed to the early detection of cases,” ministry of health spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali was quoted by Saudi Press Agency as saying.

The new technique of self evaluation has helped in discovering 300 covid-19 infections, Dr. Al-Abdel Ali said.

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