RIYADH: Saudi Arabia confirmed 15 new COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 7,819.
The Ministry of Health recorded 1,486 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 487,592 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 12,140 remain active and 1,406 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the Eastern Province with 360, followed by Makkah with 317, the capital Riyadh with 261, Asir recorded 196, and Jazan confirmed 91 cases.
The health ministry also announced that 1,055 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 467,633.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (1486) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (15) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (1055) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (467,633) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/A6F95b4Kos
— و ز ا ر ة ا لـ صـ حـ ة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) June 30, 2021
The ministry renewed its call on the public to register to receive the vaccine, and adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
Police in the Eastern Province said 200 people have been arrested for violating quarantine instructions after they tested positive for coronavirus.
The penalties for ignoring regulations designed to prevent the spread of the virus include fines of up to SR200,000 ($53,330) and up to two years in prison. The punishments can be doubled for those who violate regulations a second time. Non-Saudis also face deportation and a permanent ban on entering the Kingdom.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 182 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 3.95 million.
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