By Staff writer
Kingdom has announced 1,618 new cases, with total number of infections standing at 83,384
Saudi Arabia’s recovery rate from Covid-19 has increased to 71 percent, while the death rate stands at 0.57 percent, according to the kingdom’s Ministry of Health.
A further 1,618 new cases were confirmed on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed confections to 83,384.
The health ministry revealed that there are currently 24,021 active cases where patients are receiving medical treatment and are in a “stable” condition, with 441 critical cases.
A further 22 deaths were reported, taking the country’s death toll up to 480. Latest deaths included a Saudi national in Riyadh, and the remainder expatriates, in Makkah, Riyadh, Madinah, Jeddah, Taif, Buraidah, Hafouf.
Of the new cases, 42 percent involved Saudi nationals and 30 percent are women. Four percent involved elders, 13 percent children and 83 percent adults.
Distribution of the cases in cities was as following: 679 in Riyadh, 247 in Jeddah, 105 in Makkah, 101 in Hafouf, 84 in Dammam, 64 in Khobar, 45 in Madinah, 33 in Buraidah, 25 in Qatif, 24 in Dhahran and lesser numbers in other areas of the kingdom.
Saudi authorities conducted an additional 19,104 tests, with the total number of Covid-19 tests up to 806,569.