Continuous drop in Saudi coronavirus cases, deaths

Continuous drop in Saudi coronavirus cases, deaths

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday recorded 385 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 342,968, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

According to the ministry, 16 more died over the past 24 hours from complications caused by COVID-19; taking the total number of virus-related fatalities to 5,217.

The ministry also reported 375 new recoveries over the past 24 hours; raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 329,270. While the recovery rate climbing to to 96 percent.

Of the new cases, Madinah continued to record the highest number of cases with 59 followed by Yanbu with 31; Makkah with 27; and Riyadh with 23.

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

With the drop in new coronavirus infections; active cases have also fallen significantly with 8,481 reported on Tuesday, out of which 840 are critical.