Saudi Arabia records 355 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and three new virus-related deaths, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.
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The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom rose to 3,287 while the total number of fatalities reached 44.
Out of the 355 new cases, 89 were recorded in Medina, 83 in Riyadh, 78 in Mecca, and 45 in Jeddah, the ministry said.
The total number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia stands at 666.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (355) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس #كورونا الجديد (كوفيد19)، وتسجيل (3) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (35) حالة تعافي ليصبح مجموع الحالات المتعافية (666) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/uU60I2vNTG— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) April 9, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health had said earlier this week that four different studies showed that the number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom could reach between 10,000 to 200,000 within weeks.
The ministry spokesman emphasized the urgent need for citizens and residents to remain at home and maintain social distancing practices to ensure that the virus does not spread further.
He also commended those who have sent in their requests to volunteer to help officials and health aid workers contain the outbreak, adding that 80,000 people have submitted volunteer applications.