JEDDAH (RAHNUMA) The Saudi Ministry of Health announced on Monday that the total number of recoveries from COVID-19 has surpassed the number of active cases.
Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said the figures highlight the success of the precautionary and preventative measures taken by the authorities in the Kingdom to slow the spread of the disease.
An additional 3,026 people have recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number to 28,748. There are 28,277 active cases, 237 of which are described as critical. The active cases include 2,593 new confirmed infections, bringing the total in the country to 57,345.
“The number of recoveries has surpassed 50 percent (of the total number of cases) by a margin,” said Al-Aly. “Today, the number of recoveries is higher than the active cases.”
Of the new cases, 25 percent of the patients are women, 11 percent are children, 86 percent are adults below the age of 65, and 3 percent are over the age of 65. Forty-four percent of the patients are Saudi nationals, and the rest are expats.