Coronavirus: Saudi Records 7 New Deaths; 1,362 New Cases

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Saudi Arabia has confirmed 1,362 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 25,459, the Ministry of Health reported Saturday.

The ministry announced 7 more deaths and 210 new recoveries, raising the total number of fatalities and recoveries to 176 and 3,765, respectively.

Madinah topped the list on Saturday with 249 cases, followed closely by Jeddah with 245 and Makkah with 244 cases. Riyadh recorded 161 new infections, there were 126 cases in Dammam, 81 in Al-Khobar, 80 in Jubail, 64 in Hufof, 21 in Khamis Mushayt, 19 in Diriyah, 16 in Buraidah and 13 in Taif.

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Additionally, there were nine cases in Ras Tanura, six in Kharj, five in Baish, four in Baqeeq, three each in Nairyah snd Baljuraishi; two each in Bisha, Dhahran, Al-Mjaridah and Qunfudah; and one ech in Arar, Al-Darb, Mahayel, Trubah and Al-Mitnab.

Most confirmed coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia are of people living in densely populated residential areas, especially neighborhoods that house laborers, according to the health ministry.

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