Saudi Arabia: Downward trend in COVID-19 cases; health ministry announces 3,139 new cases

Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia dropped further as the ministry of health announced 3,139 new cases during the last 24 hours. On Monday, there were 3,393 recorded cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia reached 164,144.
The ministry also reported 39 more fatalities, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,346.
The total number of recoveries rose to 109,885 after 4,710 people recovered from the COVID-19, the ministry said.

Riyadh, which recorded the continuous highest number of cases last week, recorded 299 new infections in Tuesday. Jeddah reported 393 new cases. There were 301 infections in Dammam, 277 in Makkah, 237 in Qatif, 178 in Al-Khobar, 165 in Dhahran, 156 in Madinah, 122 in Khamis Mushayt, 117 in Taif, 106 in Hail, 91 in Abha, and 70 in Najran. The other new cases were recorded in cities and provinces around the Kingdom, according to the ministry.

cases per city

Meanwhile, the spokesman of health ministry Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali urged all individuals, including children, who suffer from chronic illnesses to adhere to preventative measures. Everyone in the Kingdom should follow precautionary measures, such as maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask at all times, he added.

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