Saudi Arabia Reports 1,112 Coronavirus Cases

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

Saudi Arabia reported on Monday 1,112 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the Kingdom’s total to 10,484.

Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Abdelali told a press briefing that more patients have recovered, raising the count to 1,490.

Active testing detected a total of 874 infections, he revealed, with 73 percent diagnosed among non-Saudis.

Active testing was taking place in regions most vulnerable to the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah urged the importance of social distancing during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which starts later this week.

Authorities also expect the virus cases to increase in coming days. So Saudi Arabia alloted SAR47bn to fight the outbreak, he revealed.