Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports steady rise of 1,428 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Saudi Arabia reported steady rise of 1,428 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 288,690, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
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Thirty-seven people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, which raises the virus-related death toll to 3,167.
Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in the country rose to 252,039 after 1,599 people recovered from the coronavirus.
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The slight rise can be linked to people attending large gatherings and failing to adhere to social distancing measures, health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said on Sunday.
However, there is no specific virus hotspot in the Kingdom since most people have been following preventative measures, he added.