Saudi Arabia said 4,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This raises the number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia to 207,259, the ministry of health said on Tuesday.
The Kingdom also detected 2,476 new cases of the deadly coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 255,825, health ministry spokesman Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdel Ali was quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying.
The city of Jeddah recorded the highest number of new cases, with 284 infections in the last 24 hours. The capital Riyadh recorded 158 new cases, while Taif recorded 143 new infections. There were 107 new cases in Makkah, 105 in Hufof, 100 in Hafr Al-Batin, 96 in Dammam, 93 in Madinah and 90 in Khamis Mushayt. The other cases were reported in cities and provinces across the Kingdom, the spokesman said.
Thirty-four people died due to complications caused by COVID-19, raising the virus-related death toll to 2,557. The risk level of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Saudi Arabia dropped in last week, according to a COVID-19 risk level map developed by a team of health experts.
The map, which was developed by teams at Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, determines the severity of an outbreak in a given country based on the number of new daily reported cases.
The coronavirus outbreak in Saudi Arabia had ranked at the orange risk level earlier this month – the second highest risk category – which means the virus is quickly spreading, data developed by a network of health research experts showed. The outbreak in the Kingdom now ranks at the yellow level.