RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 16 new COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,393.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,269 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 452,956 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 10,043 remain active and 1,489 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Makkah with 444, followed by the capital Riyadh with 285, the Eastern Province with 162, Madinah recorded 89, and Asir confirmed 78 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,081 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 435,520.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1269) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (16) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1081) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (435,520) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/lI2KYrFnPO
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) June 2, 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 health ministry also urged caution during the summer vacation and traveling abroad to reduce the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs reopened 12 mosques in three regions after temporarily evacuating and sterilizing them after 12 people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of mosques closed and reopened after being sterilized to 1,461 within 116 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 171 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.57 million.
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