Saudi Arabia logs 1,082 new Covid-19 cases

Thu 23 Jun 2022, 13:22:15
Jeddah: Saudi Arabia reported 1,082 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 788,294.

The authorities also confirmed three new COVID-19-related deaths, raising the total number of fatalities to 9,194.

Of the new infections, 424 were recorded in Riyadh, 133 in Jeddah, 116 in Dammam, 46 in Makkah, 36 in Hofuf and 30 in Madinah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 30 new cases each.

The ministry said that of the current cases, 140 were in critical condition.

The ministry also announced that 931 patients had recovered

from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic to 769,018.

It said that 10,082 COVID-19 cases were still active, adding that 30,328 PCR tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to more than 43 million.

Nearly 67 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with more than 25 million people fully vaccinated.

The ministry, which has 587 vaccine centers across the country, urged people who had not yet received a jab to register for a series of injections through the Sehhaty app.

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