Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 2,764 COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths

Shoppers wear masks in Saudi Arabia. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia reported 2,764 new coronavirus cases and 45 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday.

Authorities added that a further 4,574 people have recovered from coronavirus in the Kingdom, bringing the total number of recoveries to 187,622.

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With the new infections announced on Thursday, the Kingdom’s total number of cases now stands at 243,238, according to health officials. Out of those cases, 53,246 active cases are still receiving medical care treatment while 2,206 are said to be in critical condition.

The Kingdom’s current death toll as of Thursday due to COVID-19 now stands at 2,370.

Health officials said that the Kingdom’s medical staff have so far conducted 2,494,873 COVID-19 tests, 58,190 of which were done in the last 24 hours.

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A spokesman for the Kingdom’s Health Ministry said that 2,764 new cases detected on Thursday were broke down in the following categories were majority males at 61 percent and 39 percent females. The elderly made up 5 percent of the cases, children 10 percent, and adults 85 percent.

“Anyone who looks after the elderly, must wear a facemask, wash their hands, abide by social distancing measures and not share personal items,” said Dr. Mohammed al-Abdulali, the official spokesman of the Health Ministry.

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Last Update: Thursday, 16 July 2020 KSA 21:09 - GMT 18:09
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