Recoveries and single-digit fatalities in KSA stay steady

January 17, 2021

RIYADH — Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia remained below the 200-mark on Sunday, with 176 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 364,929 and the virus-related death toll to 6,323.

The ministry also reported 146 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 356,687, with the recovery rate rising to 97.74 percent.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of infections with 62 cases, followed by the Makkah region with 34 and the Eastern region with 32 cases.

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

With the recoveries and new cases numbers staying steady, the active cases in Saudi Arabia have also dropped to 1,919 out of which 319 were critical cases. — SG

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