Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia’s death toll rises to 191, men 87% of new infections
Saudi Arabia reported 1,645 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths, raising the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 28,656 and the virus-related death toll to 191, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
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Seven non-Saudi residents living in Mecca and Jeddah died of the virus, health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said.
Out of the newly detected cases, non-Saudis make up 81 percent, while Saudi citizens make up 19 percent.
According to al-Abd al-Ali, females made up 13 percent of the new infections, and males made up 87 percent.
The new cases were detected in cities and provinces across the Kingdom, he added.
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Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 4,476.
Al-Abd al-Ali advised the public to adhere to preventative measures, such as social distancing and regularly washing their hands, to protect themselves against the virus.