The Ministry of Health on Monday reported 1,122 new cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 10,484. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah Minister of Health expecting a continued rise in the number of cases in the upcoming days.
6 new deaths were recorded since Sunday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 virus-related fatalities in the Kingdom to 103. The 6 deaths are all foreigners and include 5 people who lived in Makkah and one person who lived in Jeddah, Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali stated in a regular press briefing, reported in Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The ages of the dead were between 23 to 70 years and most of them suffered from chronic illnesses he added.
Out of the 1,122 new cases, 402 the highest number were recorded in Makkah, 200 in Riyadh, 186 in Jeddah, 120 in Madinah, 78 in Dammma, 63 in Hufof, 39 in Jubail and 16 were reported in Taif. There were 5 cases in Al-Khobar, 3 each in Buraidah and Najran, and one each in Al-Madda, Yanbu, Diriyah and Zulfi.
Medical teams have been conducting mass COVID-19 virus screenings in neighborhoods across the Kingdom since Friday to ensure that cases are detected early.
“Instead of waiting for someone to tell us that they have been infected and having to isolate all those who had direct contact with them, we go to the neighborhoods that we feel might have a lot of cases. We go to homes, we go to residential complexes so we can discover the cases before they come to us,” Al-Rabiah said in a televised briefing.
The ministry said precautionary measures shall remain to limit the virus spread.
Source: Saudi Gazette