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Saudi Arabia reports 232 COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

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Saudi Arabia recorded Monday 232 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours after reporting record low number of single-day cases for two consecutive days.

The Kingdom registered 217 and 220 cases on Sunday and Saturday respectively.

The ministry also reported 12 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 357,360 and the deaths to 5,896.

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The ministry also reported 393 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 346,802 with the recovery rate climbing to 97.04 percent.

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Of the new cases, the Riyadh region recorded the highest number of cases with 67 followed by the Makkah region with 42, Madinah with 32, and the Eastern region with 28 cases.

The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

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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 4,662 reported on Sunday, and out of the total, 659 were critical cases.

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