Saudi Arabia saw a jump in its daily coronavirus cases with 2,840 new infections detected over the past 24 hours, raising the total to 51,980 on Saturday, according to a health ministry spokesman.
Spokesman Dr. Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali also announced 10 new fatalities as a result of complications, raising the relatively low death toll to 302. However, the Kingdom has maintained a lower death rate of about 0.6 percent compared to the global rate of about 7 percent.
The Kingdom recorded its first coronavirus cases on March 2, after a Saudi Arabian national returned from Iran.
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