Saudi Arabia on Thursday reported 1,309 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 470,723, according to the Ministry of Health.
The death toll rose by 14 to 7,635.
The health ministry reported 1,022 new recoveries, bringing the total to 452,209.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1309) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (14) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1022) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (452,209) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/WbQxsVgyg9— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) June 17, 2021
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