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1,191 new Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Covid-19 death toll now stands at 264

1,191 new Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has reported 1,911 new cases of Covid-19 in the kingdom, bringing its total to 42,925.

Additionally, Saudi health authorities announced nine new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the kingdom’s death toll to 264.

According to health ministry spokesman Mohammed Al Abd Al Ali, expatriates constituted 69 percent of all new cases.

Of the fatalities, two were Saudi citizens and seven were foreigners. Most suffered from chronic illnesses.

Abd Al Ali said that dozens of recent infections were a result of people flouting precautionary measures and attending weddings, funerals and family gatherings in large groups.

Four families were also infected with Covid-19 after coming together for a Ramadan Iftar gathering and then spreading the disease to another province of the kingdom.

More than 15,000 people have recovered from the virus in Saudi Arabia.

Globally, there have been over 4.28 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, including more than 288,200 deaths.

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