SAUDI ARABIA

New cases in Saudi Arabia remains below 150

January 16, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia remained below the 150-mark on Saturday, with 140 new infections reported over the past 24 hours across the Kingdom, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The ministry announced five more deaths over the past 24 hours due to complications caused by COVID-19, marking single-digit fatalities for many days since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Kingdom.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 364,753 and the virus-related death toll to 6,318.

The ministry also reported 159 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 356,541, with the recovery rate rising to 97.74 percent.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of infections with 58 cases, followed by the Makkah region with 28 and the Eastern region with 26 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 1,894 out of which 321 were critical cases.


January 16, 2021
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