Saudi Arabia reports 1,389 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

A man in a wheelchair leaving after he received dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 17, 2020. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health pointed out on Tuesday that the effect of the Coronavirus doubles for many folds for the elderly and those with chronic diseases, subsequently, immunization is an important step to protect them and decrease the risk of the infection.

It also announced that as many as 1,389 new confirmed infections were reported against 912 recoveries, while the number of active cases rose to 9,593, including 1348 in critical conditions, in the last 24-hour.

The tally of infections in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stood at 443,460 against 426,589 recoveries, while the fatalities rose to 7278 as 14 deaths were reported.

As many as 89182 lab tests have been conducted, too.