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Saudi reports fourth coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 1,203

99 new cases reported on Saturday, four in "critical condition"

Saudi reports fourth coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 1,203

According to Health Ministry Spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali, there were 99 new cases of the Covid-19 virus reported on Saturday, ten of whom were infected as a result of travelling.

A fourth person has died of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, while the total number of cases in the kingdom has reached 1,203.

The citizen from Riyadh was said to have been suffering from “chronic diseases” when diagnosed with the deadly virus.

According to Health Ministry Spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali, there were 99 new cases of the Covid-19 virus reported on Saturday, ten of whom were infected as a result of travelling and 89 people who had been in contact with previously confirmed cases.

Four have been described as being in a “critical condition”, with the remainder stable.

It was announced that two patients were cured of coronavirus, taking the total number of cured cases to 37.

Meanwhile, the kingdom has extended its strict guidelines on working from home for public and private sectors, as well as the suspension of all international and domestic flights.

All buses, taxis and trains are also suspended “until further notice”.

There are currently 3,108 cases throughout the Middle East: Saudi Arabia (1,187), Qatar (590), Bahrain (476), UAE (468), Kuwait (235) and Oman (152). A total of 11 deaths have been reported, four in Saudi, four in Bahrain, two in the UAE and one in Qatar.

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