Saudi Arabia confirmed 140 new cases of the coronavirus and five more deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.
The health ministry said the five deaths announced on Saturday marked a single-digit fatality rate for as many days since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Kingdom last year.
The current total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom now rises to 364,753 while the virus-related death toll reached 6,318.
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The ministry also reported 159 new recoveries, raising the total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 to 356,541.