Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Wednesday 177 new COVID-19 cases; bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 361,536.
The health ministry also reported nine more virus-related deaths over the past 24 hours; taking the total number of deaths from complications caused by COVID-19 to 6,148.
The ministry also reported 169 new recoveries over the past 24 hours; raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 352,418, with the recovery rate rising to 97.47 percent.
The Riyadh region reported the highest number of infections with 59 cases; followed by the Makkah region with 31 and the Madinah region with 26.
Al-Baha registered 2 cases while the Hail region reported just 1 infection. The remaining cases were detected in different other regions of the Kingdom.
With the significant fall in new infections; the active cases in the Kingdom also dropped to 2,970 out of which 383 were critical cases.
Earlier in the day, the health ministry said it is continuously monitoring developments with regard to the mutation of COVID-19.
The ministry also said the COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom is very reassuring and there are other reasons for the rise in infections in the countries of the world.
The ministry is working to set up vaccination centers in all regions of the Kingdom.