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Saudi: Number of Active Cases Reach 238

The Saudi Health Ministry announced 67 new cases of coronavirus on 18 March, bringing the total in the Kingdom to 238.

The ministry said that the highest number among the newly recorded cases was 45 arrivals to Saudi Arabia during the past two days.

These cases arrived from the UK, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, France, Indonesia and Iraq. They were immediately isolated from the airport and taken into quarantine.

It said that 11 cases were individuals who were in contact with previously recorded coronavirus cases. They are also under investigation.

The ministry explained that the 67 cases were distributed as follows: 19 in Riyadh, 23 in the Eastern Province, 13 in Jeddah, 11 in Makkah, and one case in Assir.

The ministry said the total number of coronavirus cases in the kingdom has reached 238, six of whom have recovered, and the rest are still undergoing treatment. One case is in critical condition.


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