Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports steady rise of 1,428 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

A man wearing a protective mask, buys masks from a pharmacy, after the government lifted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions, in Riyadh. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia reported steady rise of 1,428 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 288,690, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

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Thirty-seven people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, which raises the virus-related death toll to 3,167.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries in the country rose to 252,039 after 1,599 people recovered from the coronavirus.

The slight rise can be linked to people attending large gatherings and failing to adhere to social distancing measures, health ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said on Sunday.

However, there is no specific virus hotspot in the Kingdom since most people have been following preventative measures, he added.

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Last Update: Monday, 10 August 2020 KSA 07:47 - GMT 04:47
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