Single-day COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to drop in Saudi Arabia

401 new infections, 466 recoveries, 15 fatalities reported in last 24 hours


Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia on Thursday recorded 401 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 343,774, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

According to the ministry, 15 more died over the past 24 hours from complications caused by COVID-19, taking the total number of virus-related fatalities to 5,250.

The ministry also reported 466 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 330,181 with the recovery rate surpassing 96 percent.

Of the new cases, Madinah continued to record the highest number of cases with 55 followed by Riyadh with 39, and Makkah with 35 while Jeddah reported only 9 cases.

The remaining cases were detected in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom.

With the drop in new coronavirus infections, active cases have also fallen with 8,343 reported on Thursday, out of which 791 are critical.