Saudi Arabia nearly to declare win against Coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Aug, 2020. 10:34 am

Most of the patients who were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus have now been declared recovered, said health officials of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

According to the details, Ninety percent of Covid-19 patients in Saudi Arabia had recovered.

The latest batch of 4,526 recoveries represented more than double the number of new daily cases in the Kingdom, said Health Ministry.

Whereas the infection total had now passed the 300,000 mark.

The health Ministery of Saudi Arabia detailed that the capital city Riyadh recorded the highest number of recoveries on Tuesday at 1,439, with Jeddah reporting 877, and Dammam 275.

The ministry highlighted that the preventive, precautionary measures and health protocols introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19 had played a key role in keeping infection rates down and curbing the spread of the dread virus.

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia has been ranked 17th among the top 20 safest countries in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a regional safety assessment analysis conducted by Hong Kong-based consortium, Deep Knowledge Group.

As part of the Kingdom’s efforts to combat the disease, government health chiefs have increased the number of hospital intensive care beds throughout the country.

There were 1,409 new cases of COVID-19 recorded on Tuesday, taking the total to 301,323. Officials said 24,942 were active cases, with 1,716 patients in a serious or critical condition.

Furthermore, there were 34 new deaths, raising the number of fatalities in the country to 3,470.

In addition to this As Saudi Arabia continued to advance its efforts for early detection, 60,712 polymerase chain reaction tests were carried out in the latest 24-hour period, meaning 4,378,417 of the checks had now been conducted in the Kingdom.

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