Saudi Arabia reports 2,642 new COVID-19 cases and 2,963 recoveries


Saudi Gazette report

Saudi Arabia on Friday again reported more coronavirus recoveries than new infections. According to the health ministry, 2,642 new COVID-19 cases and 2,963 recoveries were recorded over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 67,719 and recoveries to 39,003 in the Kingdom.

The ministry said 13 more people have died, raising the Kingdom’s relatively low death toll to 369.

Of the newly detected patients, Riyadh saw a whopping 856 cases followed by Jeddah with 403 cases.

Makkah, Madinah and Dammam reported 289, 205 and 194 cases respectively.

The expatriates made up 62 percent of the new cases with citizens accounting for the remaining 38 percent.

Despite an increase in daily confirmed infections in the Kingdom, the number of recoveries continues to grow and surpass new infections.