New COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia dips below 150-mark

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New COVID-19 cases dropped below the 150-mark for the first time on Saturday with 138 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours after continuing to slide in the last four weeks from the 500-mark.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health; 7 more people died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 545;123 and the virus-related fatalities to 8;572.

According to the ministry; a total of 211 people recovered over the past 24 hours; raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 533;843.

The Riyadh region reported the highest number of new cases with 43; followed by the Makkah region with 25; the Eastern region with 14; and the Madinah region with 10 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 2;708 active cases and 750 of them were in critical condition.