Saudi corona recovery rate reaches 80%

A Saudi man enters a new self-sterilization gate at the Grand Mosque, as a preventive measure against the COVID-19, during the holy month of Ramadan, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia May 7, 2020.Saudi Arabia called on people to comply with health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Sunday, as its daily tally of cases rose above 4,000 for the first time. (REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout)

Saudi Arabia’s recovery rate reached nearly 80 percent on Sunday with a total of 197,735 total recoveries; health ministry said.

The combined tally of patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has jumped to 250,920; after recording 2,504 more infections over the last 24-hour period ending on Sunday.

Patients who have won the battle against the merciless COVID-19 infection has jumped by 3,057 to 197,735, whereas in the meantime, a number of 39 more patients succumbed to the disease, lifting the national death toll to 2,486; health ministry spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali told Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying.

“The unlimited support to the health sector has contributed to the Kingdom achieving levels of health security for all those in need in all regions and for all groups,” the spokesman said.

However the new cases; 178 showed up in Riyadh, 177 in Jeddah, 163 in Hafof, 144 in Makkah, 125 in Mobarraz, 118 in Taif, 102 in Hafr Al-Batin, 101 in Dammam, 92 in Khamis Mushayt and 57 in Madinah.

Also the rest of the cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom; the spoksesman said.

In June, Saudi Arabia is among the top 20 safest countries in the world during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; according to a comprehensive data analysis by Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge Group.

The Kingdom came in 17th place in Deep Knowledge’s COVID-19 Safety Assessment. It was classified within the “Tier 1” category — 20 countries that ranked highest “in terms of regional safety and stability” in the era of COVID-19.