Saudi Arabia records 1,966 new coronavirus cases on Monday

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Coronavirus infections in Saudi Arabia continue to increase with 1,966 new cases confirmed on Monday, while the death rate has slightly dropped to 0.6%, according to the health ministry.

With Monday’s cases, the total number of infections in the Kingdom now stands at 41,014. Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali, the health ministry spokesman, said 1,280 new recoveries were recorded over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 12,737.

Giving the breakup of new cases, Dr. Al-Abdel Ali said Riyadh topped the list on Monday with 520 cases, followed by 343 in Makkah, 257 in Madinah, 236 in Jeddah and 137 in Hufof.

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There were 95 infections in Dammam, 71 in Taif, 60 in Al-Khobar, 49 in Jubail, 39 in Hadda, 25 in Diriyah, 23 in Qatif, 15 each in Majardah and Buraidah and 10 each in Tabuk and Hail.

The rest of about 60 cases were detected in other small cities and towns across the country.

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