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Recovery rate in Saudi hits 97% as new coronavirus cases drop

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Monday 231 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 355,489.

Sixteen more patients died due to complications caused by the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 5,796.

The ministry also reported 445 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 343,816 with the recovery rate climbing to 97 percent.

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All the cities in the Kingdom once again recorded less than 50 new cases with Riyadh registering 46, Jeddah and Makkah 18 each and Dammam 14.

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 5,877 reported on Monday, and out of the total, 765 were critical cases.

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