Saudi Arabia COVID-19 daily figures decrease, 3,068 new cases recorded in 24 hours

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Saudi Arabia recorded 3,068 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday, a day after it reported 3,575 new infections in a single day since July 2020.

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The ministry added that the death toll has reached 8,892 as of January 8 after two new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while a total of 545,771 patients have recovered, with 793 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours.

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The Kingdom’s health authorities have administered over 52 million vaccine doses as of January 8, reaching 52,305,327, according to the health ministry.

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Health authorities recently updated recovery periods for those who test positive for the virus. For vaccinated individuals, the recovery period has been reduced to seven days while the unvaccinated recovery period is 10 days.

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