Most Saudi cities report single digit virus cases

Random testing is being done at checkpoints across Saudi Arabia to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (SPA)

JEDDAH (RAHNUMA): With the exception of six, most Saudi cities reported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in single digit on Tuesday.

The Kingdom recorded 263 new cases raising the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 357,623. There are currently 4,540 cases, 649 of which are in critical care.

Of the Kingdom’s 13 regions, Riyadh had the highest number of cases with 62, Makkah second with 52, followed by Madinah region with 41 cases.

The 374 recoveries announced yesterday brought the total number to 347,176. The Kingdom’s current recovery rate is holding steady at 97 percent.

The city of Riyadh recorded the highest number of recoveries with 49, followed by Madinah with 31 and Hofuf with 27 recoveries.

Riyadh has also seen the highest number of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic with more than 57,000, followed by Makkah with 33,558 and Jeddah with 33,059. For more than six weeks, daily death counts have been coming in below the 20-case mark and falling. Eleven new deaths were recorded on Tuesday, raising the total to 5,907 deaths.

To curb the spread of COVID-19, the MOH conducted 46,372 new polymerase chain reaction tests in the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of tests conducted to 9.66 million.

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