Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 216 COVID-19 cases, four deaths

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Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reported 216 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 367,023, according to the Ministry of Health.

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The number of recoveries in the Kingdom rose by 205 to 358,545, while the death toll rose by four to 6,363.

Riyadh reported 84 new COVID-19 cases, while the Eastern Province had 45, and Mecca had 43 cases.

Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Tuesday his country was talking to manufacturers to provide COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries including Yemen and African states.

“We are negotiating with a lot of the vaccination companies to provide more vaccinations particularly to low income countries,” Mohammed al-Jadaan told the virtual World Economic Forum in Davos.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said that coronavirus vaccination centers across the country are witnessing a “great turnout from all members of society of all groups,” facilitating the process of obtaining the vaccine.

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