Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 4,128 new COVID-19 cases as death toll rises

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Saudi Arabia recorded 4,128 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 205,929, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

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The capital Riyadh reported the highest number of cases, with 360 new confirmed infections. Meanwhile, Dammam recorded 315 new cases, Hufof recorded 217, and al-Qatif recorded 214.

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

Fifty-six people died of the coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, which brings the virus-related death toll to 1,858.

The number of recoveries in the country climbed to 143,256 after 2,642 people recovered in the last 24 hours.

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The health ministry spokesman on Thursday urged the public to adhere to precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.

If individuals must hold a gathering, whether it is for business purposes (conferences) or personal reasons (social gatherings, weddings, funerals), then all individuals must follow preventative measures at all times, Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said.

A maximum of 50 people are allowed to attend one gathering, he added.

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