Saudi Arabia records 1,177 new COVID-19 cases, total crosses 500,000

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Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,177 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 500,082, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

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Of the new cases, 305 were detected in the capital Riyadh while Mecca saw 297 cases.

The health ministry also confirmed 16 virus-related death, taking the death toll to 7,963.

Meanwhile, 1,516 people who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered, raising the total recoveries to 481,225.

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