Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records total of 3,288 new cases, Riyadh reports over 1,000

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Saudi Arabia recorded 3,288 new coronavirus cases and 37 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 108,571 and the virus-related death toll to 783, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

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The capital Riyadh had detected the highest number of cases, where officials reported 1,099 in the city alone, health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said.

Meanwhile, Jeddah, where restrictions were imposed on Friday, confirmed 447 new infections, he added.

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

Meanwhile, a total of 76,339 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia so far.

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Al-Abd al-Ali warned on Tuesday that the number of active cases in the Kingdom was rising because hundreds of members of the public were failing to adhere to preventative measures to prevent the virus from spreading.

The interior ministry had on Friday warned that if cases continued to rise in the capital Riyadh, then stricter restrictions may be imposed in the city.

The ministry imposed a curfew in Jeddah from the hours of 3 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting from June 6 until June 20.

“There needs to be more adherence and more following the rules in Riyadh and Jeddah,” al-Abd al-Ali said.

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