Saudi Arabia has tested around one million people for COVID-19 so far. This is in various neighborhoods throughout the Kingdom, Spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Abdelali said.
He urged all citizens and residents to keep the current level of commitment, stressing that the “the upcoming phase is important, and the virus is still present.”
Abdelali said that according to the WHO; no studies have so far found an evidence that recovered patients are immune from contracting the virus again. He also called on those who recovered to abide by the precautionary measures.
Saudi Arabia recorded 1,289 new coronavirus cases, marking its highest daily increase so far, according to the health ministry.
Jeddah topped the list of cities with the most cases; recording 294 new infections, raising the total to 18,811 cases among them 117 critical cases.
The Kingdom also confirmed five new deaths, raising the death toll to 144.
Meanwhile, 174 people recovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,531.