SAUDI ARABIA

Active COVID-19 cases in KSA drop steadily as recoveries continue to outpace new infections

July 05, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia on Monday recorded 1,247 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours as the health ministry continues to expand its vaccination campaign.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 494,032 and the virus-related fatalities to 7,891.

According to the ministry, a total of 1,429 people recovered over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 474,368.

The Asir region reported the highest number of new cases with 273, followed by the Eastern region with 234, the Makkah region with 220, and the Riyadh region with 206 infections.

The remaining cases were detected in other regions of the Kingdom with just two of them reporting less than 10 infections.

According to the ministry, there were 11,773 active cases and 1,350 of them were in critical condition.

The health ministry on Sunday announced all the people in the Kingdom at the age of 40 and above (according to Hijri calendar) can now book appointments able to receive their second dose of coronavirus vaccine.


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