Saudi: New coronavirus cases decline further to 643 on Saturday

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With 643 new COVID-19 infections recorded on Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia again showed a declining trend, according to the health ministry.

The Kingdom reported 687 cases on Friday, the lowest in months.

The ministry also said that 27 more patients died in the past 24 hours from complications caused by COVID-19 while 903 others made full recovery from the deadly disease.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 325,050, recoveries to 301,836 and virus-related fatalities to 4,240 so far.

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The number of daily confirmed cases has shown a gradual decline for the past two months with no Saudi city reporting more than 100 cases per day.

Makkah topped the list with 69 new infections recorded on Saturday. There were 65 cases in Jeddah, 51 in Hufof, 45 in Dammam, 35 each in Madinah and Riyadh, 26 in Qatif, 23 in Mobarraz, and 21 in Yanbu.

The rest of the cases were scattered in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia recorded its highest daily on increase on June 19 when 4,301 cases were confirmed over a 24-hour period.


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