Saudi Arabia’s virus recovery rate stable and well within control

Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery rate continues to hold steady at 97 percent, as the daily confirmed case and recovery rates continue to get records at numbering between 100-200.

The Ministry of Health reported 159 new recoveries on Saturday, raising the total number to 356,541. The city of Riyadh has seen the highest rate of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic, with over 59,000 recoveries to date; Makkah in second place with 34,103, and Jeddah a close third with 33,721 recoveries so far.

The ministry also reported 140 new cases on Saturday, raising the total number of those infected with COVID-19 to 364,753. The Riyadh region reported 58 new cases, Makkah 28 cases and the Eastern Province  26 new cases. Baha region reported no cases on Saturday.

There are currently 1,894 active cases, 321 of which are in critical care. In addition, five new fatalities havee been in report, raising the total mortality rate to 6,318. Saudi Arabia has so far conducted over 11.6 million PCR tests, with 43,255 carried out in the past 24 hours.