Saudi Arabia records 1,098 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

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Saudi Arabia registered 1,098 new coronavirus infections, 1,207 recoveries and 15 deaths in 24 hours, the Kingdom’s health ministry reported on Saturday.

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Most of Saturday’s infections were recorded in Riyadh and Mecca, accounting for 258 and 211 cases respectively.

The Kingdom’s death toll has now mounted to 8,063, total recoveries increased to 489,553 and total diagnosed cases since the pandemic’s onset rose to 508,521.

There are currently 10,905 active COVID-19 cases in the country, 1,386 of which are critical.

Saudi Arabia’s vaccination drive has been steady, with over 22 million doses already administered.

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