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Saudi Arabia on Friday reported a slight drop in the daily reported coronavirus cases, with the detection of 3,159 new infections; bringing the total number of infections in the Kingdom to 226,486, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The ministry also said that 51 more died due to complications caused by COVID-19 infection; taking the total number of virus-related fatalities in the Kingdom to 2,151.

According to the ministry‚Äôs statement, a total of 1,930 coronavirus patients have fully recovered; also raising the total number of recovered cases in the Kingdom to 163,026.

Of the new cases; Riyadh recorded the most number of infections with 296 cases followed by Al Hafouf with 249 and Jeddah with 209 cases. While Al Mobarraz; Dammam, Taif; Madinah; Khamis Mushayt; and Makkah saw 198, 158, 139, 134, 131 as well as 108 new infections respectively.

According to the ministry, there are currently 61,309 active cases in the Kingdom; including 2,220 critical patients, and all of them are also receiving necessary medical care.

The ministry added that it conducted 54,472 additional coronavirus tests over the past 24 hours; taking the total number of COVID-10 tests in the Kingdom so far to 2,179,808.