364 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths reported in Saudi Arabia

King Salman Orders Tighter Measures to Contain Coronavirus Outbreak

Saudi Arabia reported 364 new coronavirus cases and three new virus-related deaths, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday. The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom is 3,651, out of which 2,919 are currently active, the ministry added.

Out of the new cases, 90 were recorded in Makkah, 78 in Madinah, 69 in Riyadh and 54 in Jeddah, the ministry said. Meanwhile, the number of fatalities rose to 47, while the number of recoveries reached 685.

The daily number of confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia has not peaked yet, and has been rapidly accelerating. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health had said earlier this week that four different studies showed that the number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom could reach between 10,000 to 200,000 within weeks.

The ministry spokesman emphasized the urgent need for citizens and residents to remain at home and maintain social distancing practices to ensure that the virus does not spread further.