RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 14 new COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,921.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,207 new cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 496,516 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 11,952 remain active and 1,379 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 307, followed by the Eastern Province with 264, Makkah with 222, Asir recorded 184, and Jazan confirmed 67 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,195 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 476,643.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1207) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (14) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1195) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (476,643) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/zDMFOlPAeV
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) July 7, 2021
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened five mosques in four regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them after five people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,777 within 151 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 185 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 4.01 million.
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