Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 2,852 new COVID-19 cases,lowest death toll in weeks

Health workers perform nose swab tests during a drive through coronavirus test campaign in Riyadh. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia reported 2,852 new cases of the novel coronavirus in 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 235,111, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

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The Kingdom recorded its lowest number of daily reported COVID-19 deaths with 20 fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Saudi Arabia had been recording between 30-56 deaths per day for the past two weeks, according to data provided by the health ministry.

Currently, the virus-related death toll in the country is 2,243.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 169,842 after 2,704 people recovered from the coronavirus.

The capital Riyadh detected the highest number of new cases with 258 infections in one day. Jeddah detected 235 new infections, while Al Hafouf detected 203 new infections.

The other cases were reported in cities and provinces around the country.

A drop in risk level

The risk level of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Saudi Arabia dropped in the past nine days, according to a COVID-19 risk level map developed by a team of health experts.

The map, which was developed by teams at Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, determines the severity of an outbreak in a given country based on the number of new daily reported cases.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 14 July 2020 KSA 07:52 - GMT 04:52
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