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Coronavirus: Saudi authorities place two districts in total lockdown as Covid-19 death toll hits 92

Total ban on entering or exiting Al-Faisaliah, Al-Fadhliyah in the Al-Ihsa governorate

Coronavirus: Saudi authorities place two districts in total lockdown as Covid-19 death toll hits 92

The ministry revealed that 79 percent of cases were expatriates and 65 percent were detected as a result of increased screening in densely-populated areas.

Saudi Arabia has confirmed a further 1,132 coronavirus cases in the kingdom, with five more deaths announced on Saturday.

It takes the total number of infections up to 8,274, while the death toll at the hands of Covid-19 is currently 92.

According to the Saudi Ministry of Health, 280 newly recovered cases were recorded, meaning 1,329 people altogether have rid themselves of the virus.

The ministry revealed that 79 percent of cases were expatriates and 65 percent were detected as a result of increased screening in densely-populated areas.

It added that 201 patients had contracted the disease as a result of being in contact with existing cases.

Meanwhile, the two districts of Al-Faisaliah, Al-Fadhliyah in the Al-Ihsa governorate have been placed in total lockdown, with a total ban on entering or exiting both areas until further notice, according to a report on the Saudi Press Agency.

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