Saudi Arabia sees slight spike in COVID-19 cases as recovery rate continues to surge

November 10, 2020

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia recorded on Tuesday 471 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, marking a slight increase from Monday’s figure of 392, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The number of single-day deaths from the complications caused by the virus in the Kingdom has been come down steadily with only 17 registered on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 351,455 and virus-related fatalities to 5,576.

The ministry also reported 493 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 338,281 with the recovery rate rising to 96.25 percent.

Madinah continued to record the highest number of daily infections with 66 reported on Tuesday followed by Riyadh with 60 and Makkah with 36.

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

According to the ministry, there were 7,598 active cases in the Kingdom, 794 of which were critical cases.

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