Ministry of Public Health announces 1,491 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 and 966 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours. The Ministry also announced one new death from the virus.
During the last 24 hours, 17 new cases have been admitted to intensive care due to complications resulting from the infection, bringing the total number of people currently in intensive care units to 172.
The Ministry states that the new cases are due to expatriate workers who were infected with the virus as a result of contact with individuals who were previously infected, in addition to recording new cases of infection among groups of workers in different regions.
Cases of infection have also increased among citizens and residents as a result of contact with infected family members who had been infected in the workplace or through visits and family gatherings.
The Ministry reported that the new death was due to a 62-year-old resident who had received the necessary medical care in intensive care and was suffering from chronic diseases. The Ministry of Public Health offered sincere condolences and great sympathy to the family of the deceased.
In this context, the Ministry affirms that the high number of infections among citizens and residents is due to the lack of compliance by some with precautionary measures, the most important of which is social and physical distancing, staying at home and refraining from social visits.
The Ministry also stresses the importance for the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases and their family members to follow strict measures to reduce the chances of infection, including refraining from social visits during the rest of Ramadan as well during Eid al-Fitr.