Saudi Arabia: New COVID-19 cases fall below 600-mark

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Saudi Arabia reported 593 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, marking the Kingdom’s lowest daily reported infections in several months.

According to the country’s Ministry of Health, the virus claimed the lives of 30 more patients in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 328,144, and virus-related fatalities to 4,399.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,203 more patients completely recovered from the deadly disease, pushing the total number of recoveries to 307,207.

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Jeddah reported the highest daily detected cases on Thursday with 55 new infections, followed by Makkah with 50 cases, Madinah with 40, Riyadh with 39 and Hafouf with 38. The rest of the new cases were scattered in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

The active cases also continued to drop drastically with 16,538 of them reported on Thursday. Out of the total active cases, 1,180 are in critical condition.

Saudi Arabia recorded its highest daily on increase on June 19 when 4,301 cases were confirmed over a 24-hour period. New infections since then have been falling consistently, reaching below 600 on Thursday for the first in more than four months.

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