Saudi Arabia records 140 new cases; four more die

Saudi Arabia reported on Tuesday its first casualty from the new coronavirus in a 51-year-old Afghan resident.

Saudi Arabia recorded 140 new coronavirus cases and four new virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia now stand at 2,179 , while the death toll increased to 29, Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali said at a press briefing, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

Out of the 140 infected cases, 66 were reported in Riyadh, 21 in Jeddah, 15 in Hufof, and nine in Makkah, the spokesman said.

The ministry also recorded five new cases in Al-Qatif and another five in Tabuk, four in Taif, two in Madinah, Dammam, Dhahran and Al-Khobar and one new case in Abha, Jazan, Khamis Mushayt, Buraidah, Jubail, Al-Majma’ah and Diryah.

A total of 420 people have recovered from the coronavirus, according to the spokesman.