Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records another decrease, with 791 new cases

A Saudi man, wearing a protective mask as a precaution against COVID-19 coronavirus disease, walks past a mural showing the face of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia reported 791 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, as cases have dropped for the second day, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health reported.

The Gulf country also reported 34 new virus-related deaths and 779 new recoveries. Total cases now stand at 319,932 and deaths have reached 4,049. Sixty-five cases were reported in Jeddah, 64 in Medina, and 46 in Dammam.

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Saudi Arabia recorded its highest daily on increase on June 19 when 4,301 cases were confirmed over a 24-hour period. New infections since then decreased reaching below 1,000 for the first in four months.

On Thursday, Saudia Airlines announced new coronavirus guidelines and requirements for travelers arriving in Saudi Arabia amid the COVID-19 outbreak, despite the continued suspension of international flights.

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Last Update: Sunday, 06 September 2020 KSA 12:53 - GMT 09:53
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