Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 32 new deaths, 1,975 new infections

A security woman checks the temperature of a woman at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia reported 32 new coronavirus-related deaths and 1,975 new cases of the novel virus, which raises the death toll in the Kingdom to 611 and the total number of confirmed cases to 93,157, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

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Most of the new cases were reported in the capital Riyadh, where 675 new infections were detected. The second highest number of daily cases was in Mecca, where the ministry recorded 286 new infections.

The other cases were confirmed in cities and provinces across the Kingdom.

Meanwhile, 806 people recovered from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia, which raises the total number of recoveries to 68,965.

Saudi Arabia has begun lifting restrictions and has so far allowed movement within the country and travel between its provinces.

Wholesale shops, retail stores and malls have also been allowed to reopen, as long as they follow precautionary measures.

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The Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Rabiah this week urged all citizens and residents to wear a mask to help prevent the virus from spreading.

“The transmission of #COVID19 will be significantly reduced If everyone commits to wearing a mask when leaving their homes. We urge you to comply with healthy precautionary measures, and ask that you remind those who do not adhere,” he said.

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Last Update: Thursday, 04 June 2020 KSA 16:28 - GMT 13:28
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