MOH: Delta variant present in Saudi Arabia, complete immunization only weapon against it

August 15, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The Ministry of Health official spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali stated that the Delta variant of coronavirus is present in the Kingdom and it can only be countered by completing two doses of the vaccination.

The spokesman, in a press conference here on Sunday, explained that the Delta variant is now considered the fastest spreading in the world, and it has triggered most of the cases around the world.

He added, this is most dangerous and worrying because the transmission of the virus’s variant is from one person to 6-7 people.

Coronavirus is still spreading around the world and cases are still increasing as the number of infections has reached more than 207 million cases, the spokesman warned.

Dr. Al-Abdel Ali, at the conference, confirmed that Saudi Arabia has witnessed a downward curve at the weekly infection map and the epidemiological indices of coronavirus cases is moving towards a positive direction.

The Kingdom revealed 542 infections, a number that low for the first time since last March, with the total number of cases being 538,525 — 60% of the cases are women.

“It is important to continue taking all vaccine doses, even for those who have recovered from the virus, while continuing to adhere to the precautionary measures," he said.

Saudi Arabia has administered 31,700, 000 doses till date since the start of vaccination.

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