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Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia logs 1,301 new COVID-19 infections, 17 deaths in 24 hours

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Saudi Arabia recorded 1,301 new coronavirus cases, 1,376 recoveries and 17 deaths in 24 hours, the kingdom’s health ministry reported on Saturday.

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The majority of Saturday’s cases were diagnosed in Mecca and Riyadh, accounting for 306 and 298 new infections.

The Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll mounted to 7,760, total recoveries to 463,004 and total diagnosed cases since the pandemic’s onset rose to 482,003.

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Saturday’s numbers indicated a minor decrease in cases from Friday’s 1,312 infections and a slight one-day increase in coronavirus-related deaths.

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