RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 15 new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,362.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,245 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 450,436 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 9,661 remain active and 1,438 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Makkah with 428, followed by the capital Riyadh with 313, the Eastern Province with 155, Madinah recorded 99, and Asir confirmed 74 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,275 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 433,413.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1245) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (15) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1275) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (433,413) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/GsiXkhyv8g
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) May 31, 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 eight mosques in five regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,433 within 114 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 171 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.56 million.
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