New COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to drop

New COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to drop

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Saturday 158 new COVID-19 cases; bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 360,848.

According to the Ministry of Health, 11 more patients died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours; taking the death toll to 6,112.

The ministry also reported 149 new recoveries over the past 24 hours; raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 351,722, with the recovery rate rising to 97.5 percent.

All the regions of the Kingdom recorded less than 50 cases once again with the Riyadh region reporting 44; followed by the Makkah region with 32; Eastern region with 26; and Madinah with 16 cases.

The Jazan region recorded 2 cases and Hail and the Northern Borders regions registered 1 case each.

The remaining cases were detected in different other regions of the Kingdom.

With the steady fall in new infections, the active cases in the Kingdom also dropped to 3,014 out of which 425 were critical cases.