Saudi Arabia reports 3,733 new infections, 38 deaths

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Saudi Arabia announced 38 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 3,733 new cases of the disease on Thursday.

Over a third of new cases were reported in Riyadh with the capital city recording 1,431 cases. Jeddah recorded 294 new cases, Makkah recorded 293, Dammam 214 and Hufof 206.

The health ministry added that 2,065 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 80,019.

A total of 857 people have died from the virus in the Kingdom so far.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance announced that mosques in the Kingdom, except those in Makkah and Jeddah, will open 40 minutes before the call to Friday prayers to avoid overcrowding.

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