Saudi Arabia detected 1,257 new cases of the novel coronavirus, which brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 289,947, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday.
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The capital Riyadh recorded only 88 new cases, while Dammam recorded 65, and Jeddah recorded 52. The other new infections were detected in cities and provinces across the Kingdom.
Thirty-two people died due to complications caused by the virus, raising the virus-related death toll in the country to 3,199.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries rose to 253,478 after 1,439 people recovered in the last 24 hours.
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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.