Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 4,128 new COVID-19 cases as death toll rises


Saudi Arabia recorded 4,128 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 205,929, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

The capital Riyadh reported the highest number of cases, with 360 new confirmed infections. Meanwhile, Dammam recorded 315 new cases, Hufof recorded 217, and al-Qatif recorded 214.

The other cases were detected in cities and provinces across the Kingdom.


Fifty-six people died of the coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, which brings the virus-related death toll to 1,858.

The number of recoveries in the country climbed to 143,256 after 2,642 people recovered in the last 24 hours.

The health ministry spokesman on Thursday urged the public to adhere to precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.

If individuals must hold a gathering, whether it is for business purposes (conferences) or personal reasons (social gatherings, weddings, funerals), then all individuals must follow preventative measures at all times, Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said.

A maximum of 50 people are allowed to attend one gathering, he added.

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