Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia confirms 99 new cases, death toll reaches 4

A banner with an instruction on personal hygiene is seen at the street in Riyadh. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia reported 99 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, as the number of virus-related deaths rose in the Kingdom rose to four.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia is 1,203, the Ministry of Health said.

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Out of the 99 new cases, 10 are related to travel and were quarantined upon their arrival, while 89 cases are of individuals who had direct contact with people who were previously infected, the ministry added.

In Riyadh, 41 cases were reported, and another 18 cases were found in Jeddah.

Out of the 99 cases, 12 were confirmed in Mecca, 12 in al-Qatif, and 6 in Medina.

Three coronavirus cases were reported in Tabuk, one in Abha, and another was confirmed in Khobar.

Three cases were also reported in Khamis Mushait, one in Hufof, and another one in Saihat.

A total of 37 people have recovered from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, according to the ministry.

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“Do not underestimate the preventative measures,” the ministry said, calling on citizens and residents regularly wash their hands and avoid touching their mouth, face, and nose.

The ministry urged all citizens and residents who show symptoms of coronavirus to self-isolate.

Those who are symptomatic should wear a face mask to prevent spreading the virus, the ministry added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06
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