Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 110 new cases, with two new deaths

People walk near a banner with an instruction on personal hygiene in Riyadh. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia recorded 110 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 1,563, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

Two new deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll in the country to 10, the ministry said.

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The two new deaths were of residents in Medina who had tested positive for the virus.

Out of the 110 new cases 33 were reported in Riyadh, 29 in Jeddah, 20 in Mecca, seven in al-Qatif, and four in Khobar.

Three cases were also confirmed in Dammam, three in Medina, two in Hufof, two in Dhahran, and another two in Jazan, the ministry added.

One case was found in al-Badaea, one in Abha, and one in Khamis Mushait, according to the ministry.

One case was also recorded in Ras Tanura, and another was reported in al-Khafji.

The ministry also confirmed that 165 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

Taking strict measures

The Kingdom has ramped up its efforts to curb the outbreak by taking strict measures.

Saudi Arabia banned residents in the Jeddah governorate from entering or exiting on Sunday, and moved up the start time of the curfew to 3 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.

Last week, King Salman approved measures to prohibit everyone in the Kingdom from traveling between its 13 provinces. Riyadh Mecca, and Medina have also been placed on lockdown.

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