Saudi Arabia recorded an increase of about 70 percent in the number of daily coronavirus cases, according to a report by the Saudi health ministry on Monday.
The health ministry daily report said that 1,746 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the past 24 hours. The ministry also reported two new deaths, bringing the fatalities tally in Saudi Arabia to 8,881.
The report also showed that the number of virus-infected critical cases jumped to 90, reflecting an increase of about 50 percent in the number of critically ill cases recorded in one day.
The ministry’s statistics showed that the total number of infections in the country reached 559,852, while the recovery tally reached 542,754.