Saudi Arabia reported 327 new coronavirus cases and 371 recoveries on Thursday, bringing the total to 374,029 cases and 365,017 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health.
The death toll in the country rose by five to 6,450.
There are 2,562 active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom, 493 of which are critical cases, the health ministry said.
Riyadh, the capital, recorded 165 coronavirus cases on Thursday, while the Eastern Province had 51 cases, and Mecca had 48.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (327) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (5) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (371) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (365,017) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/t6b3SQedec— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) February 18, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases has decided that one COVID-19 vaccine dose should be sufficient for those who have previously been infected with the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday.
The Kingdom’s Ministry of Health announced the launch of the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign across all regions of the Kingdom, adding that those wishing to take the vaccine can book an appointment through the Sehhaty app.
Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority on Thursday authorized the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.