SAUDI ARABIA

New COVID-19 cases in KSA remain below 100-mark; deaths stay in single digits

September 16, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — New COVID-19 cases stayed below the 100-mark for the sixth straight day on Thursday with 85 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours after continuing to slide in the last five weeks from the 500-mark.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, 5 more people died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 546,336 and the virus-related fatalities to 8,645.

According to the ministry, a total of 49 people recovered over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 535,309.

The Makkah region reported the highest number of new cases with 20, followed by the Riyadh region with 19.

The remaining cases were detected in other regions of the Kingdom with 11 of them reporting less than 10 infections.

According to the ministry, there were 2,382 active cases and 405 of them were in critical condition.


September 16, 2021
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