Saudi Arabia reports slight dip in new cases

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Saturday 382 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours; 9 less than Friday’s figure of 391.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Saturday 382 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours; 9 less than Friday’s figure of 391.

The ministry announced six more deaths over the past 24 hours from complications caused by COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 384,653 and the virus-related fatalities to 6,602.

The ministry also reported 271 recoveries over the past 24 hours; raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 374,135.

The Riyadh region continued to record the highest number of infections with 172 cases; followed by the Eastern region with 69, the Makkah region with 58 and the Hail region with 21 new infections.

The remaining cases were detected in other regions of the Kingdom with eight of them reporting less than 10 infections.

According to the ministry, there were 3,916 active cases and 587 of them were in critical condition.