New coronavirus cases drop to nearly four-month low

A man wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as he runs past a graffiti portrait of King Salman, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 28, 2020. The Arabic reads, “for a safe homeland.” (AP)

Saudi Arabia announced 1,213 new coronavirus cases on Friday, marking the Kingdom’s lowest daily figures in nearly four months, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry also announced 32 more deaths, taking the total number of infections in the Kingdom to 305,186 and virus-related fatalities to 3,580.

According to the ministry, a total of 1,591 more patients have completely recovered from the deadly disease; raising the total number of recoveries to 277,067.

Of the new cases, Hail and Makkah recorded the highest number of new infections with 77. While Madinah reported 73, Jazan 60, Tabuk 52, Riyadh 43, and Jeddah 39.

There are currently 24,539 active cases, and 1,675 of them are in critical condition. While the recovery rate in the Kingdom has reached 90.9 percent.