Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia confirms 1,522 new cases, eight deaths

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Saudi Arabia reported 1,552 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 27,011 and the virus-related death toll to 184, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

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Out of the newly detected cases, 19 percent are Saudi Arabian nationals and 81 percent are non-Saudi residents, health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said.

Meanwhile, 16 percent of the new cases are female and 84 percent are male, he added.

The elderly make up only 2 percent of the new cases, children make up 5 percent, and adults make up 93 percent.

Eight people died in the last 24 hours, including two Saudi citizens in Dammam and Jeddah, and six non-Saudis in Mecca, Riyadh, and Medina.

They were between the ages of 32 to 84 years old, al-Abd al-Ali said. Most of them suffered from chronic illnesses.

Out of the newly reported cases, 254 were detected in Jeddah, 224 in Mecca, 150 in Medina, and 109 in Riyadh.

The other cases were reported in cities and provinces across the country.

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