Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 601 COVID-19 cases as daily toll continues to drop

A Saudi man and his daughter stroll down the seafront promenade in the Kingdom. (File photo)

Saudi Arabia has confirmed 601 new coronavirus cases, raising the total to 325,651, as the daily toll continues to drop, the health ministry has announced on Sunday.

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The city of Jeddah recorded 53 case, Hafouf had 44 and the city of Mecca confirmed 44 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

The death toll also increased to 4,268 after 28 new fatalities were recorded, according to the health ministry.

Meanwhile, the recovery toll continued to increase with 1,034 new recoveries, taking the total to 302,870.

Saudi Arabia confirmed its first COVID-19 cases on March 2 via a Saudi Arabian national returning from Iran. Authorities were quick to implement restrictions and preventative measures, including the suspension of domestic and international travel, the closure of businesses and eventually imposed a 24-hour curfew that has been since lifted.

Domestic air travel resumed in May but international travel remains suspended, however, it is currently under review and will depend on the severity of the outbreak in the near future.

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Last Update: Sunday, 13 September 2020 KSA 16:02 - GMT 13:02
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