RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded seven new COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,697.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 673 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 392,682 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 6,169 remain active and 782 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 319, followed by Makkah with 127, the Eastern Province with 96, Madinah recorded 26 and Hail confirmed 19 cases.
#الصحة تعلن عن تسجيل (673) حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد-19)، وتسجيل (7) حالات وفيات رحمهم الله، وتسجيل (504) حالة تعافي ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات المتعافية (379,816) حالة ولله الحمد. pic.twitter.com/1XFhmskYdr
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The ministry also announced that 504 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 379,816.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs temporarily closed seven mosques in two regions on Sunday after seven worshipers tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of mosques closed to 461 within 56 days, 441 of which have been reopened after being sterilized.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 131 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 2.84 million.
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