New coronavirus cases drop as recoveries climb


Saudi Gazette report

Saudi Arabia on Saturday registered 359 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 341,854, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

According to the ministry, 21 more died over the past 24 hours from complications caused by COVID-19, taking the total number of virus-related fatalities to 5,165.

The ministry also reported 370 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 328,165 with the recovery rate climbing.

Of the new cases, Madinah recorded the highest number of cases with 55 infections followed by Riyadh with 25, Makkah with 23 and Yanbu with 19 cases.

The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

There are currently 8,524 active cases, out of which 829 are critical.