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Saudi Arabia records 2,688 new COVID-19 recoveries

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A passenger sits beside posters displaying social distancing restrictions as he waits for his flight at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday July 28, 2020. (AP)

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that another 2,688 patients had recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), taking the total number of recoveries to 225,624.

There were 1,897 new cases reported in the Kingdom, meaning 270,831 people had now contracted the disease. Officials said 42,418 were active cases, and 2,103 patients were in critical condition.

According to the Ministry of Health, of the newly recorded cases — 41 percent of which were women — 183 were in Taif, 167 in Al-Hofuf, and 119 in Riyadh.

There had been 29 new COVID-19-related deaths in the country, raising the toll to 2,789.

Saudi Arabia had to date conducted 3,174,886 tests, with 64,137 carried out in the latest 24-hour period.

Meanwhile, the ministry said intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity in Riyadh and Madinah hospitals had been increased by 41 percent and 20 percent, respectively, as part of a 90-day plan to put around 3,280 extra ICU beds in hospitals throughout the Kingdom.

 

Source : arabnews.com

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