New Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to drop

People wait for Turkish citizens returning from Saudi Arabia in Ankara, Turkey.

Riyadh, (Asian independent)┬áSaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recorded on Saturday 158 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 3,60,848.

According to the Ministry of Health, 11 more patients died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,112, the Saudi Gazette reported.

The ministry also reported 149 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of people free from the deadly virus to 3,51,722, with the recovery rate rising to 97.5 per cent.

All the regions of the Kingdom recorded less than 50 cases once again with the Riyadh region reporting 44, followed by the Makkah region with 32, Eastern region with 26 and Madinah with 16 cases.

The Jazan region recorded two cases and Hail and the Northern Borders regions registered one case each.

The remaining cases were detected in different other regions.

With the steady fall in new infections, the active cases in the country also dropped to 3,014 out of which 425 were critical cases.