Saudi Arabia detected 1,351 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 22,753, the health ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the death toll reached 162 after five fatalities were recorded.
Medical teams have been actively performing field tests throughout the Kingdom to screen as many people as possible, with a focus on crowded residential areas.
Less than one percent of the those who contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia have passed away, while 14 percent of the Kingdom’s coronavirus patients have recovered so far.
Earlier this month, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah said the Kingdom’s coronavirus cases could reach between 10,000 to 200,000 based on four different studies conducted by Saudi and foreign experts.
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