SAUDI ARABIA

Lowest coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Saudi Arabia for first time in many months

January 15, 2021
Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia remained below the 200-mark on Friday, with 173 new infections reported over the past 24 hours across the Kingdom.
Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia remained below the 200-mark on Friday, with 173 new infections reported over the past 24 hours across the Kingdom.



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia remained below the 200-mark on Friday, with 173 new infections reported over the past 24 hours across the Kingdom, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The ministry announced three more deaths over the past 24 hours due to complications caused by COVID-19, marking the lowest single-day fatalities in many months since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Kingdom.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 364,613 and the virus-related death toll to 6,313.

The ministry also reported 181 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 356,382, with the recovery rate rising to 97.74 percent.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of infections with 66 cases, followed by the Makkah region with 43 and the Eastern region with 32 cases.

The remaining cases were detected in different other regions of the Kingdom.

With the recoveries surpassing new cases regularly, the active cases in Saudi Arabia have also dropped to 1,918 out of which 310 were critical cases.


January 15, 2021
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