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Coronavirus: Saudi registers 67 new Covid-19 cases as Gulf total reaches 1,227

There were 110 new cases reported throughout the GCC on Wednesday, none in the UAE

Coronavirus: Saudi registers 67 new Covid-19 cases as Gulf total reaches 1,227

Six people have so far recovered from the Covid-19 virus in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia registered 67 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total number of infections in the kingdom up to 238.

In total there were 110 new cases confirmed across the GCC, with the number of people diagnosed currently standing at 1,227.

The Saudi Ministry of Health revealed that 45 cases, diagnosed from Monday, came from Britain, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, France, Indonesia and Iraq.

Eleven cases are from people who had been in contact with others carrying the virus, while a further 11 are under investigation.

According to the ministry, there were 19 cases in Riyadh, 23 in the Eastern Region, 13 in Jeddah, 11 in Makah and one case in Asir.

Six people have so far recovered from the Covid-19 virus in Saudi Arabia.

Elsewhere, Bahrain registered 15 new cases, Kuwait (12), Qatar (10) and Oman (6). There were no new cases recorded in the UAE on Wednesday.

The total for each country currently stands at: Qatar (452), Bahrain (256), Saudi Arabia (238), Kuwait (142), UAE (113) and Oman (39).

There were 1,192 new cases confirmed in Iran and a further 147 deaths as the Islamic Republic continues to struggle to contain the deadly virus. There are currently 17,361 reported cases in the country, while the disease has killed 1,135 people.

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