Coronavirus deaths, infections drop in Saudi Arabia as recoveries surge

December 01, 2020

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Tuesday 263 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, marking a slight increase after reporting record low cases early this week.

The Kingdom registered 217 and 220 cases on Sunday and Saturday respectively, the lowest single-day number in more than eight months since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ministry also reported 11 more deaths in the past 24 hours, marking the lowest single-day virus-related fatalities in more than eight months since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Kingdom.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 357,623 and the deaths to 5,907.

The ministry also reported 374 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 347,176 with the recovery rate climbing to 97.07 percent.

Of the new cases, the Riyadh region recorded the highest number of cases with 62 followed by the Makkah region with 52, Madinah with 41, and the Eastern region with 40 cases.

The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

With the steady drop in the number of daily cases and the spike in recoveries, the active cases in the Kingdom also came down significantly with 4,540 reported on Tuesday, and out of the total, 649 were critical cases.

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