Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 775 new COVID-19 cases, 720 recoveries


Saudi Arabia confirms 775 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours as daily infections remain below 800, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 54 in the city of al-Damam, 51 in Mecca and 45 in Jeddah, according to the health ministry.

The death toll increased to 4,165 after 28 people died due to COVID-19 complications.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries climbed to 298,966 after 720 individuals who had previously tested positive for the virus recovered.

The Kingdom has so far confirmed 323,012 positive coronavirus cases as of September 9.

Authorities on Tuesday announced the automatic renewal of expired residency visas of expats stuck abroad due to travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic as well as those inside the Kingdom but whose entry/exit visas have expired.

The announcement came just days after Saudia Airlines set coronavirus guidelines and requirements for travelers arriving in the Kingdom amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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