Saudi Arabia records 1,079 new COVID-19 infections, 14 deaths
Saudi Arabia on Sunday recorded 1,079 new coronavirus cases, 1,214 recoveries and 14 deaths in 24 hours, the country’s health ministry reported.
For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.
The Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll mounted to 7,677 and total recoveries to 455,618.
There are now 10,896 active cases in the country, 1,516 of which are critical, according to the health ministry.
For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1079) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (14) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1214) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (455,618) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/iQg8Y4Zuvm— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) June 20, 2021
Sunday’s coronavirus figures indicated a slight decrease from Saturday’s 1,153 cases.
Most of the new cases were recorded in the city of Mecca and the capital Riyadh, accounting for 320 and 216 respectively.
The Kingdom’s vaccination drive has been steady, currently averaging at about 123,643 doses administered per day, according to COVID-19 data from Reuters.
If the country continues to vaccinate its residents at this rate, it would take a further 56 days to administer enough shots for another 10 percent of the population.
A total of 16,522,087 vaccine doses have been administered as of June 20, according to the health ministry spokesman.
Saudi Arabia reports 1,153 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths in 24 hours
UAE logs 1,850 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths in 24 hours
Saudi Arabia’s Hajj ministry warns against ‘bogus’ campaigns, registration links
Saudi Arabia convicts citizen, expat in $1.6 mln money laundering schemeTwo people were jailed for three years in Saudi Arabia after the authorities exposed their $1.6 million (6 million riyal) money laundering operation, ... Gulf
Saudi Arabia’s Hajj ministry warns against ‘bogus’ campaigns, registration linksSaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah warned citizens and residents against dealing with “bogus” Hajj campaigns and registration links that are ... Gulf
Saudi air defenses intercept, destroy 17 Houthi explosive dronesSaudi Arabia’s air defenses late on Saturday destroyed six armed drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia towards the kingdom, bringing ... Gulf