Saudi Arabia reports 2,442 new cases, 15 deaths
SPIKE IN NUMBER OF WOMEN GETTING INFECTED AS RECOVERIES CONTINUE TO RISE IN THE KINGDOM
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The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia topped 70,000 yesterday, after 2,442 people have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the overall infections in the country to 70,161, the Ministry of Health announced.
Despite an increase in daily confirmed infections, the number of recoveries continues to grow as well, with 2,233 patients recovering fully, bringing the total number of patients recovered so far to 41,236.
During the daily media briefing, the ministry announced the death of 15 patients in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total fatalities toll to 379.
Yesterday saw a spike the number of females getting infected with the virus where 79 per cent of the total cases were female while the rest 21 per cent were male divided as follows: 10 per cent children, 86 per cent are adults while 4 per cent are among the elderly; 35 per cent of the cases are Saudis and 65 per cent are expats.
Speaking during the daily press briefing, the Health Ministry’s spokesman Dr Mohammad Al Abdul Ali noted that the total number of recoveries has outpaced the overall tally of active cases, which now stands at 28,546. He added that currently 339 patients are in critical condition.
463 new cases in Oman
Oman’s Health Ministry yesterday confirmed 463 new cases raising the overall infections to 7,257, the Omani news agency ONA reported.
The newly diagnosed cases include 210 Omanis and 253 foreigners, the ministry said without giving a breakdown of foreign patients’ nationalities.
Oman has banned all gatherings
during the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Violations are punishable by a fine of 1,500 Omani riyals.
Bahrain has confirmed 360 new cases, 220 of which were detected among expatriate workers, and 140 were found to have been exposed to active cases, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health reported yesterday. The ministry reported no new deaths for a week in the country, while eight patients are in critical condition.
Another 1,732 people have tested positive in Qatar, pushing the total number of positive cases to 42,213.
Saudis shop at the Panorama Mall in Riyadh on Friday, ahead of Eid Al Fitr. This year, Muslims will have to offer prayers at home since mosques are closed for congregational prayers.