New COVID-19 cases stay in double digits; recoveries steady

New COVID-19 cases stay in double digits; recoveries steady

New COVID-19 cases stayed below the 100-mark for the eighth consecutive day on Saturday with 68 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours; after continuing to slide in the last five weeks from the 500-mark

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, 5 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 546,479 and the virus-related fatalities to 8,656.

According to the ministry, a total of 77 people recovered over the past 24 hours; raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 535,450.

The Makkah region reported the highest number of new cases with 20, followed by the Riyadh region with 17.

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

According to the ministry, there were 2,373 active cases and 361 of them were in critical condition.