Saudi Arabia Says it Administered More Than 12 Million Vaccine Doses

80% of COVID-19 vaccination appointments booked, 130K doses in 24 hours

The Saudi Health Ministry has called on nationals and residents to adhere to precautionary and preventive measures against the coronavirus even after receiving the vaccine.

Saudi Arabia initiated mass vaccinations against COVID-19 on December 17. So far; over 12 million doses have been administered in 587 centers across the country.

On Friday; the Ministry announced that 1;136 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in the Kingdom; bringing the total number to 438;705; including 8;775 active cases undergoing treatment.

Of these; there are 1;331 critical cases; while the health condition of the rest is stable; said the statement.

It added that 10 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities at 7;224.

Also; as many as 980 cases have recovered; raising the recoveries toll to 422;706.

According to official data; 81;678 new laboratory tests were conducted; in the last 24 hours.

In the UAE; the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that 122;001 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 11;944;055 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 120.76 doses per 100 people.

This is in line with the Ministry’s plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination; which will help reduce the number of cases and control the virus.

Also; the Ministry reported Friday 1;490 coronavirus cases; along with 1;451 recoveries and two deaths.

The total number of cases in the UAE is 552;920; while total recoveries stand at 532;910. The death toll rises to 1;644.

In Bahrain; the Health Ministry recorded seven COVID-19-related deaths with 2;415 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The Bahraini National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus said in a press conference last Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases compels the society to adhere to all the precautionary measures; including avoiding gatherings and receiving the vaccine.