RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 15 new COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,408.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,261 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 454,217 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 9,925 remain active and 1,516 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Makkah with 402, followed by the capital Riyadh with 292, the Eastern Province with 166, Madinah recorded 120, and Asir confirmed 72 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,364 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 436,884.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1261) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (15) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1364) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (436,884) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/TnbAivTU8Q
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) June 3, 2021
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened 22 mosques in seven regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them after 22 people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,483 within 117 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 172 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.71 million.
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