Ministry of Health ofthe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced here today monitoring andregistration of 17 new cases, infected with the novel Coronavirus(Covid-19), amid extensive international and local efforts to contain andeliminate the pandemic.
The first case was ofa citizen coming from Iran, currently isolated in a health facility, inAl-Ahsa and that the second case was of a citizen, who is now in quarantine,who was in contact with a previously announced case, which is isolated in ahospital, in Qatif.
Third and fourth caseswere of citizens from Qatif Governorate, coming from Italy and Iran, who areisolated in a health facility, in Qatif, too.
The ministry statedthat the fifth case was of a female citizen quarantined, in Jeddah, which wasalso coming from Iran.
There are 12 cases ofthe novel Coronavirus now, in Riyadh, including 3 cases of citizens who were incontact with previously announced cases, one was case of an American resident,who was in contact with a case previously announced, 3 cases were of citizenscoming from Britain, and 4 other cases of citizens coming from France, as wellas a case for a French resident, coming from France via the Emirates
The Ministry of Healthstated that the total number of cases has reached 103, of which one hadrecovered, and that the rest of the cases are now, in isolation.