Saudi announces 40 coronavirus deaths and 4,200 new cases

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Saudi Arabia announced 40 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 4,233 new cases of the disease on Sunday.

Over 40 percent of new cases were recorded in Riyadh where 1,735 new cases were announced. Jeddah recorded 352 new cases, Makkah recorded 314, Dammam 161 and Madinah 158.

The health ministry added that 2,172 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 84,720.
A total of 972 people have died from the virus in the Kingdom so far.

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The health ministry called on people to comply with health measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

“There are two paths before us. The average infection rate could rise if people continue not to comply, or we could bring the rate back down,” health ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said.

“We will intervene or apply additional measures in any region that requires that,” he added.

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