Recoveries surge as Saudi Arabia sees sharp drop in new coronavirus cases

Recoveries surge as Saudi Arabia sees sharp drop in new coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday recorded 418 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, marking the second-lowest single-day infections. The lowest single-day number, 403 cases, was reported on Sept. 27 (Sunday).

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom has been dropping almost every single day since mid-June from peaking at 4,919.

For the first time in several months, all major cities of the Kingdom reported less than 50 cases; as Makkah and Riyadh reported the 31 each new infections, followed by Yanbu with 29, and Hofuf with 25.

The remaining cases detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

The ministry also said that 29 more people died from the complications caused by the virus in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 334,605; and the number of virus-related fatalities to 4,768 so far.

The ministry also announced that 612 more patients have fully recovered from the deadly disease; taking the total number of recoveries to 319,154, with the recovery rate hitting a whopping 95.38 percent.

Active cases dropped steadily with only 10,683 being reported Wednesday. The critical cases for the time in months have reached below the 1,000-mark.