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Saudi announces 230 new cases of coronavirus, 11 deaths

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Thursday 230 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, marking a steady decline in single-day infections that have remained below 300 for many days.

The ministry also reported 11 more deaths in the past 24 hours, marking the lowest single-day virus-related fatalities in more than eight months since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Kingdom.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 358,102 and the deaths to 5,930.

The ministry also reported 368 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 347,881 with the recovery rate climbing to 97.14 percent.

Of the new cases, the Riyadh region recorded the highest number of cases with 78 followed by the Makkah region with 42, the Eastern region with 29 and the Madinah region with 20 cases.

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 4,291 reported on Thursday, and out of the total, 607 were critical cases.

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