Saudi Arabia reports highest COVID-19 prevalence with 3,369 new cases

Saudi Arabia reports highest COVID-19 prevalence with 3,369 new cases

Continuing the upward trend; the number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia increased to 3,369, an all-time high on Monday. This also brings the overall infections in the Kingdom to 105,283. Additionally, reporting 34 new fatalities taking the death toll to 746.

Monday marked the third consecutive day when the infections crossed the 3,000-mark. There were 3,045 cases on Sunday and 3,121 infections were reported on Saturday.

There were 1,707 new recoveries, reaching a total of 74,524, Health ministry spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali stated.

Riyadh topped the list with 746 new cases; followed by 577 in Jeddah; 376 in Makkah; 301 in Dammam; 241 in Hufof; 224 in Qatif; 180 in Al-Khobar and 124 in Madinah. There were also 99 new infections in Dhahran; 42 in Taif; 41 in Ad-Diriyah; 38 in Khamis Mushayt; 33 in Al-Mubarraz; 28 in Jubail; 22 in Al-Kharj; 21 in Tabuk; 19 in Ras Tanura; 18 in Wadi Al-Dwasir; 15 in Hafr Al-Batin; 13 each in Abha; Al-Aridha; Jazan and Ar’ar; and 10 in Yanbu. The rest of the cases were scattered in several small towns and governorates, the spokesman also said.

Authorities also moved to reimpose restrictions on the city of Jeddah from Saturday as the number of coronavirus cases continued to grow. The restrictions prohibit movement in all areas of the city from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. and ban dining in restaurants and cafes.

Workplace attendance has also be halted, with the restrictions set to last until June 20. Elsewhere in the Kingdom, authorities have enacted a three-stage plan aimed at returning to normalcy.

However, the general guidelines do not apply to the holy city of Makkah, where a complete lockdown remains.