Saudi Arabia reports no new COVID-19 deaths

JEDDAH: With no COVID-19-related deaths reported on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, the Health Ministry confirmed 602 new cases and 432 recoveries, according to the latest statistics.

Of the new infections, 170 were recorded in Riyadh, 105 in Jeddah, 46 in Dammam, 32 in Makkah, 23 in Madinah and 22 in Abha. Several other cities recorded fewer than 20 new cases each.

Saudi health authorities have so far registered more than 805,879 COVID-19 infections and 9,233 deaths since the pandemic broke out in the country in March 2020.

More than 789,192 people have recovered thanks to the government’s vaccination campaign, which has administered almost 68 million vaccine doses through 587 centers across the Kingdom, providing the free service to citizens and residents alike.

More than 25 million people have been fully vaccinated in the Kingdom.

The ministry announced that 7,454 COVID-19 cases were still active, adding that 18,697 PCR tests were completed, bringing the total number of tests conducted over the course of the pandemic to almost 44 million. Of the active cases, 139 remain in critical condition. 

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